The Promise of the Dove and Rose Devotee (composed by Walter Adams)
“Out of love for Jesus Christ, true God and true man, the founder of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and out of love for His most Holy Mother Mary, Queen, by the grace of God, of heaven and earth, I acknowledge that through the Church we have received the fullness of God’s revelation, not through our own merit, intellect, or workings but only as the result of the gift and grace of being baptized members of the one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church, the mystical body of Christ on earth.
I understand that these unearned graces carry the grave responsibility to share God’s love and truth with the world without compromising either love or truth. I am fully aware that my duty to faithfully, lovingly, and uncompromisingly proclaim the revelations held, by the sole authority of its Magisterium, in the treasury of the Church through its Scriptures and Traditions will often times make my journey lonely and filled with adversity.
I am willing, and I promise, to take this path, the path of the Holy Cross, to walk alone if needed, to reject the world and its evil master in a spirit of poverty, of renewal of my baptismal promises, and in consecrated slavery to the Virgin Mary with the friendship and protective patronage of St. Joan of Arc and the co-patronage of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, in order to bring Christ’s message to the world in thought, word, and deed; and, in a spirit of prayer, humility, purity, and service to the poor and the weakest, to seek union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, without Whom we are lost.”