This Sunday at noon, the Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary will take place throughout the country – and you can join in at home.
We respond to this invitation on the day of Rededication in two ways, by making a personal promise and a communal entrustment.
Our personal promise brings us closer to Mary, the first disciple of Christ. In this, we unite in her joy by following her openness to God’s call.
Our communal entrustment unites us together as the people of our country in prayer, by renewing the vows of dedication made to Mary by our ancestors.
Pray The Angelus With us at St Therese of Lisieux Church
Download and print the Angelus Promise and act of entrustment for you to take part
WHAT IS THE REDEDICATION?
This Rededication on March 29th is a both a personal promise of the people of our country, and a renewal of the entrustment vows made by King Richard II in 1381.
THE DEDICATION IN 1381
The first dedication was made by King Richard II in Westminster Abbey as he sought the protection of Our Lady in the face of great political turmoil. At this point, England received the title ‘Mary’s Dowry’; meaning that England was ‘set aside’ as a gift, a dowry, for Our Lady under her guidance and protection.