sadovi_posvetitve_jezusovemu_in_marijinemu_srcu.jpgA Christian can consecrate and commit him/herself to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary anywhere and any time.

  • It is important that he/she wants to belong totally to Jesus and Mary.
  • It is right he/she says a prayer approved by the Church.
  • Consecration will bear more fruits if an individual or a group is well prepared.
  • We have to know what consecration is.
  • We get prepared for it by prayer, e.g. with a tridium or a novena, and a good confession.

 

The Committee for Consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Cistercijanska opatija Stična
SI-1295 Ivančna Gorica, Slovenija, EU

Prayer in preparation for a consecratio

 

Prayer in preparation for a personal consecration

Prayer in preparation for a consecration of a parish

 

Prayer of consecration

 

Prayer for a personal consecration of individuals and groups

Prayer for a personal consecration of a family

1. Prayer for  consecration of a parish
(a singular form)

2. Prayer for  consecration of a parish (Plural form)

Prayer after the consecration

 

Prayer after the consecration of individuals

Prayer after the consecration of a family

Prayer after the consecration of a parish

 

 Biblical foundations of devotion to the hearts of Jesus and Mary

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Two biblical references have influenced devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in a special way, stressing the love of God and profound meditation of the wounds of Christ, especially the wound of his heart. Devotion to the heart of Mary has grown above all through meditation on St. Luke's Gospel where he speaks about the heart of Mary.

Devotion to Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Revelation of the love of God

Devotion to Hearts of Jesus and Mary

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Pope Pius XII in his encyclical 'Hauretis Aquas' says:

  • »Both Old and domenasticna Testaments, with moving images and emphasis, proclaim and emphasize God's love for us: what veneration of the heart of Jesus is all about« (Nr. 13).
  • For »the mystery of God's love is the beginning and the culmination both of incarnation and redemption« (Nr. 24). 

God's love reveals itself most profoundly in Jesus Christ.

Devotion to Hearts of Jesus and Mary

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Pope John Paul II asks in one of his addresses:

  • »Is this not the heart of Him 'who went about doing good' (Ac 10:38)?
  •  Is this not the heart of Him who enabled the blind to see again, the lame to walk again, and who raised the dead to life, and who proclaimed the Good domenasticnas to the poor (Lk 7:22)?
  • Is this not the heart of Jesus who had nowhere to lay his head, although the foxes had holes and the birds of the air had nests (Mt 8:20)?
  •  Is this not the heart of Jesus who defended a woman who was caught in the very act of committing adultery so that she would not be stoned, and who said to her, 'Go away, and sin no more!' (Jn 8:3–10)?«

Devotion to Hearts of Jesus and Mary

The love of the heart of Jesus is described in the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

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  • »Because Jesus accepted the love of his Father in people in his human heart, 'he showed his perfect love for them' (Jn 13:1),
  • for "a man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends" (Jn 15:13).
  • In this way his human nature in suffering and death became a free and perfect means of his divine love that desires the salvation of all people« (Nr. 609).

 

Devotion to Hearts of Jesus and Mary

 The wounds of Christ

God's love reached its peak in Christ's sacrifice on Calvary when his sacred heart was pierced with a lance.

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  • Special attention to the wounds of Christ is made by the Evangelist John who speaks about a soldier piercing Jesus' side with a lance, and after Christ's resurrection he tells about the encounter of the risen Redeemer with the apostles and again later, when Thomas was present.
  • A manual of popular devotions and liturgy, published in 2002 by the Pontifical Congregation for Divine Worship and Sacraments, states:
  • »We can say in a sense that devotion in honor of the heart of Jesus is a transmission in liturgical forms of the look that all Christian generations according to prophetic and Gospel word direct towards him who had been pierced (cf. Jn 19:37; Zc 12:10),
  • that is, to the side of Christ, pierced with a lance from which blood and water flowed (cf. Jn 19:34) as a symbol of "a wonderful sacrament for the whole Church".
  • In the text of the Gospel according to John, Jesus spoke about his hands and his side, which He showed to his disciples (cf. Jn 20:20),
  • and He called Thomas to put his hand into his side (cf. Jn 20:29). This greatly influenced the beginning and development of the Church's devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.« (Nr. 167).

 

Devotion to Hearts of Jesus and Mary

The heart of Mary

The Bible also speaks about the heart of Mary.

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  • The Evangelist Luke reports that all the words that the shepherds spoke to Mary about Jesus, Mary »treasured and pondered them in her heart« (Lk 2:19).
  • When they found Jesus in the temple the same evangelist adds in a similar way: »His mother stored all these things in her heart« (Lk 2:51).
  • The evangelist thus called attention to the spiritual depth of Mary's heart, which was totally directed towards Jesus. This is revealed in the words she said to the angel: »I am the handmaid of the Lord, let what you have said be done to me!« (Lk 1:38).

The prophecy of Simeon also speaks about Mary's heart:

  • »And a sword will pierce your own soul too – so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare« (Lk 2:35).
  • The spiritual depth of Mary's heart is beautifully revealed in her Magnificat: »My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord« (Lk 1:46–55).
 
 

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