Living in the Two Hearts

My Spiritual Insights and Musings

Printable Formats…True Devotion

Total Consecration: Louis DeMonfort  PDF format
(Pdf printables in above link)

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Go to confession* and Communion, with the intention of giving myself entirely to Jesus Christ in the quality of slaves of love, by the hands of Mary.  After receiving communion, recite the formula for my consecration:

I humble myself profoundly before You, O God, and renounce my corrupt interior and disposition. I renew my consecration desire by saying, “I am all yours, my dear Mistress, with all that I have.”  Therefore I implore our Good Mother to lend me Her heart, that I may receive her Son there with the same dispositions as her own.  I acknowledge the sullied-ness and inconsistency of my own heart.  I give to her all my goods and my Holy Communion to honor her as much as is humanly possible. “Please come and reside in me so that your Son has a better place to rest than this soiled soul which is worse in manner than the stable where He was born.  I take thee for my all. Give me thy heart, O Mary!”

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Thou art Christ, my Holy father, my tender God, my great King, my good Shepherd, my one Master, my best Helper, my most Beautiful and my Beloved, my Living Bread, my Priest forever, my leader to my country, my true Light, my Holy Sweetness, my straight Way, my Excellent Wisdom, my pure Simplicity, my pacific Harmony, my whole Guard, my good Portion, my Everlasting Salvation.

Christ Jesus, my sweet Lord, why have I ever loved, why in my whole life have I ever desired anything except Thee, Jesus my God? Where was I when I was not in Thy mind with Thee, Jesus my God? Now, from this time forth, to You all my desires grow hot, and flow out upon the Lord Jesus; run, You have been tardy thus far; hasten where You are going; seek who You are seeking. O Jesus, may he who loves Thee not be anathema; may he who loves Thee not be filled with bitterness!

Oh sweet Jesus, may every good feeling that is fitted for Thy praise, love Thee, delight in Thee, and admire Thee. God of my heart and my Portion, Christ Jesus, may my heart faint away in spirit and may Thou be my life within me! May the live coal of Thy love grow hot within my spirit, and break forth into a perfect fire; may it burn incessantly on the alter of my heart; may it glow in my innermost being; may it blaze in hidden recesses of my soul; and in the day of my consummation, may I be found consummated with Thee.  Amen.

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My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour. Because He has regarded the humility of His handmaid; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because He that is mighty has done great things to me; and Holy is His name. And His mercy is from generation to generations, to them that fear Him. He has shown might in His arm; He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He has put down the mighty from their seat; and as exalted the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He as sent away empty. He has received Israel His servant, being mindful of His mercy. As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever. Amen.  Glory be to the Father…

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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 that You had annihilated Yourself, taking the form of a slave in order to rescue me from the cruel slavery of the devil. I praise and glorify Thee for You are pleased to submit Yourself to Mary, Thy Holy Mother, in all things, in order to make me a faithful slave through her. But, alas! Ungrateful and faithless as I have been, I have not kept the promises which was made so solemnly to You in my Baptism; I have not fulfilled my obligations; I do not deserve to be called Your child, nor Your slave, and as there is nothing in me which does not merit Thine anger and thy repulse, I dare not come by myself before Your most Holy and August Majesty. It is on this account that I have recourse to the intercession of Your most Holy Mother, whom You have 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 angles 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 thee.   (Go to the Morning Offering)

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 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 to obey you in all things.   O admirable Mother, present me to thy dear Son as His eternal slave, so that as He has redeemed me by you, by you 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 loves and teaches, whom thou leads, nourishes and protects 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!

 

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I,                           , 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 eternity.

x________________________________________Date: _________________ – 20_____

Renewed on:

x________________________________________ Date:_________________ – 20_____

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