We declare St. Louis IX our sub-patron; patron of Crusaders. He promoted Christianity in France, established religious foundations, aided mendicant orders, propagated synodal decrees of the Church, built leper hospitals, and collected relics, supported Pope Innocent IV in war against Emperor Frederick II of Germany. Led two Crusades and died on one.
We declare the Blessed Virgin Mary, our patroness, who is the Mother of God, Our Mother and Lady; she who crushes under her foot the head of the serpent, the incarnation of evil. In union with the Roman Catholic Church we praise her and give her the highest honor due. We pledge our hearts to her, and swear an oath of chastity, within our position in life whether married or unmarried laymen, to the degree expected of us by Canon Law, and tradition of our faith. We pledge to fervently pray the Rosary in her honor.