Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Act of Consecration to Jesus Christ the Incarnate Wisdom, by the hands of Mary

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 splendors 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, 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 child, nor yet Thy slave; and as there is
nothing in me which does not merit Thine anger and Thy
repulse, I dare not 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 through her that I hope to obtain of Thee contrition,
the pardon of my sins, and the acquisition, and
preservation of wisdom.

Hail, 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! Hail, O Queen
of Heaven and earth, to whose empire everything is
subject which is under God. Hail, O sure refuge of
sinners, whose mercy fails no one. Hear the desires
which I have of the Divine Wisdom; and for that end
receive the vows and offerings which in my lowliness I
present to thee.

I, (name), a faithless sinner, renew and ratify today in
thy hands the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever
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
thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all
that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy
good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and
in eternity.

Receive, O benignant Virgin, this little offering of my
slavery, in honor of, and in union with, that subjection
which the Eternal Wisdom deigned to have to thy
maternity, in homage to the power which both of you
have over this poor sinner, and in thanksgiving for the
privileges with which the Holy Trinity has favored thee.
I declare that I wish henceforth, as thy true slave, to seek
thy honor and glory and to obey thee in all things.
O admirable Mother, present me to thy dear Son as His
eternal slave, so that as He has 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 receive me among those whom thou lovest and
teachest, whom Thou leadest, 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 thine
intercession and by thine example, to the fullness of His
age on earth and of His glory in Heaven. Amen.

2 comments:

Susan said...

Nate,
God blesses you...thank you for all your thoughts..

Dad said...

There is GREAT power in this act of consecration! I'm a believer!!
God bless Fr. Adams, wherever you are!!