Today we make our pilgrimage to the Basilica of St Mary Major, a pilgrimage in honour of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the primary Patron of our Fraternity.
Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart, we in the Fraternity seek to serve her and to do what we can to bring about the triumph of her Heart. This triumph is actually the triumph of Christ, since he is the one who occupies her Maternal Heart. Everything she does, she does for her Son. Mary always brings people to Christ, for he is her whole life and her joy. Learning from her, we see that Christ must be all to us. Everything we do must be for him, and though our efforts may seem meagre, when channelled through the Heart of Our Lady, they become great heroic works.
O Holy Mother of God, to your Immaculate Heart we commend our Fraternity. Dedicated to your service, accept our work and our prayer and bring to the Heart of your Son the men and women of the theatrical and cinematic arts who are your children. Take them to your Immaculate Heart and there form them according to the Heart of your Son.
Loving Father, in your mercy you give us a loving Mother in Mary. In her Immaculate Heart we find the maternal tenderness and motherly zeal which inspires us to serve your Son with greater joy and effort. Hear the prayers we commend to this Beautiful Mother, the Ornament of Grace. Amen.