Catholic Holy Card depicting The Sacred Heart of Jesus, circa 1880.
Auguste Martin Collection, University of Dayton Libraries.
Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.
Act Of Consecration
Of The Human Race
To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus.
Indulgence of 300 days each time.
On The Feast of Christ The King (the last Sunday of October), to be Solemnly Read with The Litany of The Sacred Heart before The Blessed Sacrament exposed: Then, Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, and a Plenary Indulgence, supposing Confession and Communion.
Most Sweet Jesus, Redeemer of The Human Race, look down upon us
humbly prostrate before Thy Altar. We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be;
but, to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of us freely Consecrates himself today to Thy Most Sacred Heart.
Many, indeed, have never known Thee; many, too, despising
Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. Have mercy on them all,
most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy Sacred Heart.
Be Thou King, Oh, Lord, not only of The Faithful who have
never forsaken Thee, but, also, of the prodigal children who
have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to
their Father's house, lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.
Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbour of Truth and Unity of Faith, so that, soon, there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.
Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism, and refuse not to draw them all into the light and kingdom of God. Turn Thine eyes of mercy towards the children of that race, once Thy chosen people: Of old, they called down upon themselves The Blood of The Saviour; may It now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life.
Grant, Oh, Lord, to Thy Church, assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all Nations, and make the Earth resound from Pole to Pole with one cry: Praise be to The Divine Heart that wrought our Salvation; to It be glory and honour for ever.