Constitution & Consecration

Consecration

CA and HNDL consecration

Holy Mary Mother of God, Virgin Immaculate, you appeared eighteen times to Bernadette at the grotto in Lourdes, to remind Christians of what the truths in the Gospel require of them. You called them to prayer, penance, the Eucharist and life in the Church.

To answer your call more fully, I consecrate myself through you to your Son Jesus.

Make me willing to accept what he said. By the fervour of my faith, by the conduct of my life in all its aspects, by my devotion to the sick, let me work with you in the comforting of those who suffer and in the reconciliation of people, that the Church may be One, and there be peace in the world.

All this I ask, confident that you, Our Lady, will fully answer my prayer.

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, pray for us.

Constitution

Objects

The principal objects of the Hospitalité are:

1. To serve assisted pilgrims going to Lourdes on the CAPT pilgrimage and to help in the smooth running of religious and other activities involving assisted pilgrims on that pilgrimage under the direction of and in collaboration with the pilgrimage directors and heads of service.

This service consists especially of looking after the material needs of the assisted pilgrims although the obligation of a member of the Hospitalité is not limited to material work. Members will be expected to help all pilgrims to benefit fully from the religious and social benefits of a pilgrimage to Lourdes.

All this to be undertaken in a spirit of friendship, charity and solidarity which are parts of the ministry of the Church and which must compliment the work done while away from Lourdes, especially in their own Diocese and Parishes in co-ordination with other members of the Hospitalité.

2. To strengthen the bonds of Catholic life between its members and to help them maintain their obligations as Christians, their responsibilities in the Church and their devotion to Our Lady.

Obligations

1. Members will be expected to help all pilgrims to Lourdes especially the sick and handicapped.

2. They are encouraged to assist at Mass (especially on the Feasts of Our Lady), to receive Holy Communion and to recite the Rosary, as often as possible.

3. Members will be expected to uphold in their lives, and to encourage in the lives of others, the objects of the Hospitalité.