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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Brother Gilbert: Consecrated Brother Ceremony





Last night on the Feast Day of St Gilbert of Sempringham I took life promises as a consecrated brother with the Apostles of Perpetual Adoration. It was a simple but beautiful Mass with the ceremony of my consecration after the homily. I thought I would share the handout for the ceremony with you all. I was assisted in the singing by a group of young adults who attended. Some of my family also attended which made it especially joyful.


Apostles of Perpetual Adoration Consecration Ceremony for Brothers
Father Doug: Come Bridegroom Blessed is he who comes (Bo Khatan Baruch ha ba)

Brother Gilbert with Choir: ( sings in Hebrew) Lechah dodi, Likrat Kalah, penei Malcah, n’kabelah Boi Kalah Boi Kalah Boi Kalah Shekhinah (Come my beloved to greet the Bride, the face of the Queen, let us receive her. Come Bride Come Bride Come Bride of the Divine Presence).

Brother Gilbert comes forward with his candle and lights it from the ‘Face of Jesus’ candle. He hands the candle to Callum who gives it to Father Doug. Brother Gilbert kneels before Father Doug. Father Doug blesses the candle and hands the candle to Brother Gilbert.

Father DougGilbert receive this light as a symbol of the Eucharistic light blazing forth from the hearts of Jesus and Mary

Brother Gilbert: I, Gilbert, receive this light as a symbol of the Eucharistic light blazing forth from the hearts of Jesus and Mary

Brother Gilbert with Choir: (sings in Hebrew) Kumi Ori ki va orech Ukhvod Adonai alayikh zarech (Isaiah 60:1) (Arise shine for thy light has come and the Glory of the Lord is risen upon you)

Brother Gilbert hands the candle to Callum

Father Doug then blesses the Blessed Sacrament emblem and hands it to Brother Gilbert

Father Doug: O Divine Bridegroom and giver of all spiritual and mystical graces, send forth Thy blessings upon this Blessed Sacrament emblem, that he who will wear it may be protected with heavenly strength and keep a perfect faith and sincere will to persevere in his promises of holy poverty, chastity and obedience in service to our Eucharistic Lord, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Father Doug: Gilbert receive this emblem as a remembrance of your consecration to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

Brother Gilbert: I, Gilbert, receive this emblem as a remembrance of my consecration to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

Father Doug then blesses the Rosary and gives it to Brother Gilbert

Father DougHoly Lord, Almighty Father, everlasting God,
be pleased to bless this Rosary, that it may be a saving help to he who will pray it in union with Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.
Let it be a support of his faith,  an encouragement to good works,
and the redemption of souls; his consolation, protection, and a shield
against the cruel darts of the enemy; through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Father Doug: Gilbert receive this Rosary as sign of your consecration to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament

Brother Gilbert: I, Gilbert, receive this Rosary as a sign of my consecration to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament

Brother Gilbert with Choir: (sings in Hebrew) Gili Meod Bat Tzion Hari-ee Bat Yerushaliyim (Rejoice greatly O Daughter of Zion Cry out O Daughter of Jerusalem) Zechariah 9:9

Father Doug: My Brother and Friend, what do you desire?

Brother Gilbert: I desire to live out perpetually my vocation as a consecrated brother with the Apostles of Perpetual Adoration for the glory of God in the service of the Eucharistic Kingdom

Brother Gilbert lies prostrate on the floor in the form of a cross

Father DougLord, grant the prayers of your people. Prepare the heart of Your servant for perpetual consecration to Your service. By the grace of the Holy Spirit purify him from all sin and set him on fire with Your Eucharistic love. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Callum  gives the Bible to Father Doug and Brother Gilbert rises and kneels before Father Doug with his hands placed on the Bible and he makes his perpetual promises of chastity, poverty and obedience

Brother Gilbert: In response to the gift of vocation to the consecrated life, and following the inspirations of grace drawing me to the sublime apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration and prayer for the highest sanctification of priests and laity, I, unworthy though I am, but nevertheless relying on the Divine Mercy, and earnestly desiring to give myself in total dedication to the worship of God through Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration and prayer and sacrifice for His priests and laity, make forever to the Adorable Trinity the promises of Chastity, Poverty, and Obedience according to the Rule of Life of the Apostles of Perpetual Adoration, in your hands, Father Moderator and in the Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Blessed Virgin Mary, of her worthy spouse, St. Joseph, and all the Heavenly Court. So help me God, and these His Holy Scriptures, which I touch with my hands.

V’eres-tik li le-olam, v’eres-tik li b’tzedek uv—mishpat, uv-khesed, uv-rakhamim. V’esres-tik li be-emunah, v’yadaat et Adonai
I will betroth you to me forever, and I will betroth you to me with righteousness, justice, kindness and mercy. I will betroth you to me with fidelity, and you shall know the Lord.

Father Doug: By the authority entrusted to me as Moderator of the Apostles of Perpetual Adoration, and in the name of the Church, I receive the promises you have taken. I earnestly commend you to God, that your gift of self, made one with the sacrifice of the Eucharist, may be brought to perfection. By this profession, you are now a consecrated brother with the Apostles of Perpetual Adoration for Life. Amen


The Unveiling of the Messiah by the hands of the Archangels

Brother Gilbert of the Divine Presence thanks all his family and friends for sharing in this special day with him. May God bless you.

Br Gilbert Bloomer is a non-religious member of the Perth-born association, the Apostles of Perpetual Adoration.  PHOTO: Debbie Warrier

An article appeared this week about me in the "Record". See the link "Rebellious Punk who turned to the Love of God in Adoration"