Examples of Consecration

 

Christina Gallagher
Heaven's Messages to the World
Act of Consecration Vow
"O Mary, Queen of Peace, today I consecrate myself to your Immaculate Heart. Cover me with the protective mantle of your Motherly Love and place me in the open wound of your Son's beating Heart. Wash me in the Precious Blood flowing from Your weeping Hearts united in perfect love. I abandon my entire life into your Hands to be united in your Love and Grace by means of your Matrix Medal, which I lovingly wear as a sign of my surrender to your care. Mold my heart to reflect the image of your Son until I, too, have learned to love Him, as you do, with a true and perfect love."1

 

Father Gobbi
Marian Movement of Priests
Act of Consecration for Children
"O Virgin Mary, my Mother, I give to your immaculate Heart my body and my soul, my thoughts and my actions. I want to be just what you want me to be, and do just what you want me to do. I am not afraid because you are always with me. Help me to love your Son, Jesus, with all my heart and above all things. Take my hand in yours, so I can always be with you."2

 

Saint Louis de Montfort
Total Consecration to Mary Vow
"O Eternal and Incarnate Wisdom! O sweetest and most Adorable Jesus! True God and True Man, only Son of the Eternal Father, and of Mary always Virgin! I adore Thee profoundly in the bosom and splendours of Thy Father during eternity; and I adore Thee also in the Virginal bosom of Mary, Thy most worthy Mother, in the time of Thine Incarnation.

I give Thee thanks for that Thou hast annihilated Thyself, in taking the form of a slave, in order to rescue me from the cruel slavery of the devil. I praise and glorify Thee for that Thou hast been pleased to submit Thyself to Mary, Thy holy Mother, in all things, in order to make me Thy faithful slave through her. But, alas! ungrateful and faithless as I have been, I have not kept the promises which I made so solemnly to Thee in my Baptism; I have not fulfilled my obligations; I do not deserve to be called Thy son, nor yet Thy slave; and as there is nothing in me which does not merit Thine anger and Thy repulse, I dare no more come by myself before Thy Most Holy and August Majesty. It is on this account that I have recourse to the intercession of Thy most holy Mother, whom Thou hast given me for a mediatrix with Thee. It is by her means that I hope to obtain of Thee contrition, and the pardon of my sins, the acquisition and the preservation of wisdom. I salute thee, then, O immaculate Mary, living tabernacle of the Divinity, where the Eternal Wisdom willed to be hidden, and to be adored by Angels and by men. I hail thee, O Queen of heaven and earth, to whose empire every thing is subject which is under God.

I salute thee, O sure refuge of sinners, whose mercy fails to no one. Hear the desires which I have of the Divine Wisdom; and for that end receive the vows and offerings which my lowness presents to thee. I, N_____, a faithless sinner, I renew and ratify to-day in thy hands the vows of my Baptism; I renounce for ever Satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before.

In the presence of all the heavenly court I choose thee this day for my Mother and Mistress. I deliver and consecrate to thee, as thy slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to you the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, to the greatest glory of God, in time and in eternity.

Receive, O benignant Virgin, this little offering of my slavery, in the honour of, and in union with, that subjection which the Eternal Wisdom deigned to have to thy Mate
rnity, in homage to the power which both of you have over this little worm and miserable sinner, and in thanksgiving for the privileges with which the Holy Trinity hath favoured thee. I protest that I wish henceforth, as thy true slave, to seek thy honour and to obey thee in all things.

O admirable Mother, present me to thy dear Son as His eternal slave, so that as He hath redeemed me by thee, by thee He may receive me. O Mother of mercy, grant me the grace to obtain the true Wisdom of God; and for that end put me in the number of those whom thou lovest, whom thou teachest, whom thou conductest, and whom thou nourishest and protectest, as thy children and thy slaves.

O faithful Virgin, make me in all things so perfect a disciple, imitator, and slave of the Incarnate Wisdom, Jesus Christ thy Son, that I may attain, by thy intercession, and by thy example, to the fulness of His age on earth, and of His glory in the heavens."3

 

Notes

  1. Christina Gallagher, Delivers Heaven's Messages to the World website, Act of Consecration: http://www.christinagallagher.org/en/consecprayer.html For more information on why Most Reverend Michael Neary issued a negative decree, please visit: http://www.apparitionsites.org/apparition-sites/queen-of-peace-christina-gallagher.html

  2. Father Gobbi, Marian Movement of Priests website, Act of Consecration for Children: http://www.mmp-usa.net/consecrate_eng_child.html

  3. Louis-Marie, Grignon de Montfort, A Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin (London: Burns and Lambert, 1863) pp. 190-193.
    View a PDF version of pages 190–193, A Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin.