“Hail Mary, full of grace!”
The Archangel Gabriel greeted the Virgin Mother of God with these sweet words to announce to her the coming of the Word on this Earth. With deep love and conviction, Our Mother gave her “Yes!” to the Lord, opening the path for our salvation. After more than 2,000 years, the great Family of God here on earth calls her now our Mother.
Indeed! She is the mother of all mothers. She is a loving mother. Sweet and caring.
Today, like the angel who greeted her, we greet her with our simple words. “Happy Birthday!” “Maligayang bati!” “Zhu ni sheng ri kuai le!”
I also invite you to pray and offer our hearts to her clean and pure Immaculate Heart. We pray:
Mary, my Mother,
I give to your Immaculate Heart
my body and my soul,
my thoughts and my actions.
I want to be just what you want me to do.
I am not afraid because your are always with me.
Help me to love your Son, Jesus
With all my heart and above all things,
Take my hand in yours,
So I can always be with you. Amen
 Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for Children. Taken from <http://www.mmp-usa.net/consecrate_eng_child.html>. September 2, 2010.