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Nancy Pelletier wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Can a lay person write a consecration prayer for the world and offer it to Mary?


  { Can a lay person write a consecration prayer for the world and offer it to Mary? }

Paul replied:

Hello Nancy,

I suppose they could, as lay people can offer any petition to God through Mary, however, I wouldn't expect it to have the same authority as the Church (as a whole) offering it through the popes, as has been done in the past.



Nancy replied:


Thank-you for answering so quickly.

Those were my feelings as well but I wanted to make sure.

Bless you and have a Holy and Blessed Christmas.


Bob replied:


Yes, however, in order for it to be considered approved it would have to be approved by the Church, (at least a Bishop) so, without that, it becomes a simply a private devotion, which anyone is free to use if they feel it is of value and it doesn't contradict Church teaching.


Bob Kirby

Nancy replied:

Thank you for the clarification Bob,


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