ACT OF OBLATION TO DIVINE MERCIFUL LOVE

(Rite of Admission into MONKROCK New Monastic Community – Oblates of the Last Martyrdom – and Annual Renewal of Membership)

[Making the Sign of the Cross] 

In the name of the Father, Who created me, and of the Son, Who redeemed me, and of the Holy Spirit, Who sanctifies me. Amen. 
 
Desiring to consecrate myself entirely to Jesus Christ as his disciple, spouse, and member of his Mystical Body, the Church, I unite myself with the members of MONKROCK new monastic community – Oblates of the Last Martyrdom – which has been established in and through Divine Merciful Love under the protection of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (Theotokos of the Passion) – who is “the Refuge and the Hope of Sinners”.
 
May our holy fathers and mothers, all the martyrs and saints, help me to obtain a holy, true and perfect love for God the Most Holy Trinity and the graces necessary for eternal salvation, the renewal of the Church, and the Social Reign of Jesus Christ – Great High Priest and King of Mercy. 
 
I promise to obey our Rule according to its Seven Pillars and five Covenant Promises, and frequently to consult the Gospel, which is our primary rule, living according to the law of charity, under the guidance of my spiritual directors, in solidarity with my fellow oblates, and in service to others – going from Gospel to life, and life to the Gospel.

[Bowing]

O Lord Jesus Christ, in order to live in one single act of perfect Love, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, I offer myself as an oblate – a living sacrifice – to your Divine Merciful Love, asking you to consume me continually, allowing the waves of infinite tenderness stored up within you to overflow into my soul, and thus I may become a martyr of your love, O my God!
 
May this “last martyrdom”, after having prepared me to appear before you, finally cause me to die, and may my soul take its flight without any delay into the eternal embrace of your Divine Merciful Love. I want, O my Beloved, at each beat of my heart to renew this offering to you constantly, until the shadows having disappeared, I may be able to tell you of my love in an eternal face to face!

[Making the Sign of the Cross]

In the name of the Father, Who created me, and of the Son, Who redeemed me, and of the Holy Spirit, Who sanctifies me. Amen.

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* The Act of Oblation is a modified version of the one composed by St. Therese of Lisieux.

* The Act of Oblation is to be renewed annually (or more often if desired) for one’s profession of ongoing commitment as an active member of MONKROCK New Monastic Community – Oblates of the Last Martyrdom.