OF CONSECRATION TO THE
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY FOR PURITY
Oh, Immaculate Heart
of Mary, Virgin Most Pure, mindful of the
terrible moral dangers threatening on all sides, and aware of my
own human weakness, I voluntarily place myself, body and soul,
this day and always, under thy loving maternal care and protection.
I consecrate to thee
my body, with all its members, asking that thou
wilt help me never to use it as an occasion of sin to others.
Help me to remember that my body is
"The Temple of the Holy Ghost," and to use it
according to God's Holy Will, for my own personal salvation, and
the salvation of others.
I consecrate to thee
my soul, asking that thou wilt watch over it
and to bring it home safe to thee and to Jesus in Heaven for all eternity.
Oh Mary, my Mother,
all that I am, all that I have is thine.
Keep me and guard me under thy mantle of mercy
as thy personal property and possession.
"Jesus, Mary, I love Thee, save souls!"
Bishop Albert Zuroweste
THE MARYLIKE STANDARDS FOR MODESTY IN DRESS
"A dress cannot be called decent which is cut deeper than two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat; which does not cover the arms at least to the elbows; and scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knees. Furthermore, dresses of transparent materials are improper."
------THE CARDINAL VICAR OF POPE PIUS XI
1. Marylike is modest
without compromise, "like Mary," Christ's Mother.
2. Marylike dresses have sleeves extending at least to the elbows; and skirts reaching below the knees.
[Note: Because of market conditions, quarter-length sleeves are temporarily tolerated with Ecclesiastical Approval, until Christian womanhood again turns to Mary as the model of modesty in dressing.]
3. Marylike dresses
require full coverage for the bodice, chest, shoulders, and back;
for a cut-out about the neck not exceeding two inches below the
in front and back,
and a corresponding two inches on the shoulders.
4. Marylike dresses
do not admit as modest coverage transparent fabrics, laces, nets,
organdy, nylons, etc.
sufficient backing is added. However, their moderate
use as trimmings is acceptable.
5. Marylike dresses
avoid the improper use of flesh-colored fabrics.
6. Marylike dresses
conceal rather than reveal the figure of the wearer; they do not
unduly, parts of the body.
7. Marylike dresses provide full coverage, even after jacket, cape or stole are removed.
are designed to conceal as much of the body as possible: This
eliminates such fashions as tight slacks, jeans, sweaters; shorts which
not reach down to
the knees; sheer blouses and sleeveless dresses, etc. The Marylike
are a guide to instill a "sense of modesty." A girl who follows these,
and looks up to Mary as her ideal and model, will have no problem with
modesty in dress. She will not be an occasion of sin or source of
or shame to others.
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