Soon, I hope to have a bit of background from my personal point of view, on the family Enthronement and Consecration to Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. No spectacular miracles here, just a lifetime of the grace of Our Lord healing and sustaining us in many trials, drawing us towards Him by means of His tender love which did not prevent suffering or hardship, but helped us learn and grow stronger through the trials He allowed us to endure.
When the Holy Family fled from Herod into Egypt, they were isolated from their devout Hebrew culture, amid heathens who hated their faith. My husband and I raised our family in a not too dissimilar environment. I’m not exaggerating. We faced a lot of enmity from friends and family about our faith. Their families broke up, ours lasted. Certainly not because we were somehow superior in any way, but only through the blessings of Consecration and Enthronement. That is, through affirming the primacy of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Blessed Mother in our lives. Today, all of us who are true Catholics are slipping dramatically into even worse circumstances. We must make our homes temples, and keep them as holy as possible. For this, devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary is essential. I would be happy to write more on this subject if there is an interest.
NOTE: Since this was written, I have added a page dedicated to Family Consecration. It is on the bar just beneath the banner at the top of the home page. Comments are enabled as well.
If you have not already done so, I hope you’ll consider the Enthronement and of course, personal and family Consecration.
Act of Consecration of the Family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus[This form was approved by St. Pius X on May 19, 1908 and is required as such to gain the indulgences. Thus, it cannot be modified. It is recited kneeling by both the priest and the family. If a priest is not present, it is led by the head of the household.]
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, Who didst make known to St. Margaret Mary, Thine ardent desire to reign over Christian families, behold us assembled here today, to proclaim Thine absolute dominion over our home.
Henceforth we purpose to lead a life like unto Thine, so that amongst us may flourish, the virtues for which Thou didst promise peace on earth, and for this end, we will banish from our midst, the spirit of the world, which Thou dost abhor so much.
Thou wilt reign over our understanding, by the simplicity of our faith. Thou wilt reign over our hearts, by an ardent love for Thee; and may the flame of this love, be ever kept burning in our hearts, by the frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist.
Deign, O Divine Heart, to preside over our meetings, to bless our undertakings, both spiritual and temporal, to banish all worry and care, to sanctify our joys, and soothe our sorrows. If any of us should ever have the misfortune to grieve Thy Sacred Heart, remind him of Thy goodness and mercy towards the repentant sinner.
Lastly, when the hour of separation will sound, and death will plunge our home into mourning, then shall we all, and every one of us, be resigned to Thine eternal decrees, and seek consolation in the thought, that we shall one day be reunited in Heaven, where we shall sing the praises and blessings, of Thy Sacred Heart for all eternity.
May the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the glorious Patriarch St. Joseph, offer Thee this our Consecration, and remind us of the same all the days of our life.
Glory to the Divine Heart of Jesus, our King and our Father.
Act of Consecration of the Family to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of the Heart of Jesus, Mother and Queen of our household, that we may fulfill thy ardent desire, we consecrate ourselves to thee, and we beseech thee to reign over our family. Reign over each one of us, and teach us how to make the Sacred Heart of thy Divine Son reign and triumph in us and about us, as He has reigned and triumphed in thee.
Reign over us, O Beloved Mother, so that we may be thine both in prosperity and in adversity, in joy and in sorrow, in health and in sickness, in life and in death. O most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over our souls and our hearts and preserve them from the flood of pride, impurity, and paganism of which thou hast complained so bitterly. We desire to do reparation for the numerous crimes committed against Jesus and thee. We call upon our home, upon the homes of this country and upon those of the entire world, the peace of Christ in justice and charity.
Wherefore we promise to imitate thy virtues, by a practical Christian life, and by frequent and fervent Holy Communion, regardless of human respect. We come with confidence to thee, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love; inflame us with the same divine fire which has inflamed thine own Immaculate Heart. Kindle in our hearts and homes, the love of purity, an ardent zeal for souls, and desire for the holiness of family life. We accept now, all the sacrifices that the Christian life will impose on us and we offer them to the Heart of Jesus, by thine Immaculate Heart, in a spirit of reparation and of penance. To the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary be love, honor, and glory forever and ever! Amen.