Composed by His Holiness Pope Pius XII
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Help of Christians, Refuge of the human race, Victress in all God's battles, we humbly prostrate ourselves before thy throne, confident that we shall receive mercy, grace and bountiful assistance, and protection in the present calamity, not through our own inadequate merits, but solely through the great goodness of thy Maternal Heart. To thee, to thine Immaculate Heart, in this, humanity's tragic hour, we consign and consecrate ourselves, in union not only with the Mystical Body of Thy Son, Holy Mother Church, now in such suffering and agony in so many places and sorely tried in so man y ways, but also with the entire world, torn by fierce strife, consumed in a fire of hate, victim of its own wickedness. May the sight of the widespread material and moral destruction, such sorrows, such anguish, so many tortured and agonized souls in danger of being lost eternally, move thee to compassion!
O Mother of Mercy, obtain for us from God a Christ-like reconciliation of nations, as well as those graces which can quickly convert the souls of men, and, above all, procure for us those graces which prepare, establish, and assure the long desired coming of peace on earth.
Queen of Peace, pray for us and give to the world the peace for which all peoples long; peace in the truth, justice, and charity of Christ. Give peace to warring nations and to the souls of men, that in the tranquility of order the Kingdom of God may prevail. Extend thy protection to the infidels, and to all those still in the shadow of death; give them peace and grant that on them, too, may shine the sun of truth, that they may unite with us in proclaiming before the one and only Savior of the world, "Glory to God in the highest and peace to men of good will."
Give peace to the peoples separated by error or by discord, and especially to those who profess such singular devotion to thee, and in whose homes an honored place was ever accorded thy venerated icon (today perhaps often kept hidden to await better days): bring them back to the one fold of Christ under the one true Shepherd. Obtain peace and complete freedom for the Holy Church of God; stay the spreading flood of modern paganism; enkindle in the faithful the love of purity, the practice of the Christian life, and an apostolic zeal, so that the servants of God may increase in merit and in number.
Lastly, as the Church and the entire human race were consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, so that in reposing all hope in Him, He might become for them the sign and pledge of victory and salvation: so we in like manner consecrate ourselves forever also to thee and to thine Immaculate Heart, our Mother and Queen, that thy love and patronage may hasten the triumph of the Kingdom of God, and that all nations, at peace with one another and with God, may proclaim thee blessed and with thee may raise their voices to resound from pole to pole in the chant of the everlasting Magnificat of glory, love, and gratitude to the Heart of Jesus, where alone they can find truth and peace. Amen.