It was at one time the custom to consecrate church bells in the expectation that their chimes would drive away thunderstorms and ensure safety from lightning.
‘And so we send him away to God and consecrate him to this hallowed ground,’ the minister droned on.
they'd decided to consecrate all their energies to this purposeful act
About 300 clergymen are said to be considering leaving the Church if the decision is taken to consecrate women bishops.
We consecrate this day, which now falls on the last Monday in May, to remember our fellow Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
And we try to find meaning, make sense, create buildings with solid foundations, consecrate seminars to resolve some dilemmas of our time, including terrorism, nihilism, jealousy and hate.
And following Christ's lead at the Last Supper, it is not just grape juice, but wine that we consecrate when we come together for Mass.
What I wanted to say is that if you consecrate your life to invent another life, probably the first reason for dislocation is a certain kind of dissatisfaction with real life, with the real world.
The church was consecrated by Pope Innocent IV in 1253.
It makes perfect sense he was consecrated as a bishop today, because he really stands out above the rest.