This is something you can do personally, right now, without needing any permission, for yourself, your family and world peace.
i. Immediately place the Portraits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the wall in a prominent place in your home.
If you do not have a Picture you may copy the picture above and print it out.
ii. If you can, without delay, kneel and pray:
“Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, I consecrate myself, my family, my home, everything I have and everything I am, to Your service forever. Please protect and bless me, my family and all those dear to me.”
iii. As soon as possible, gather your family together before the Portraits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary and recite together, out loud, the “Prayers of Consecration” with your family. The prayers are below.
This form was approved by St. Pius Xon 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.
Act of Consecration of the Family to the Sacred Heart
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 Thy 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.
Family Consecration 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 around 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 injustice 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 Thy 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 Thy Immaculate Heart/ in a spirit of reparation and of penance. Amen
To the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary/ be love, honour, and glory forever and ever! Amen
iv. Weekly, renew your Consecration by again praying, together with your family.
To the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary be love, honour and glory forever and ever! Amen.