Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart

Shrine to the Sacred Heart - Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis  

Today I finally had the privilege of visiting the newly-dedicated shrine to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis (New Cathedral), and after praying the Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart (copied below), I snapped a few pictures (one is above) of the shrine. It is a beautiful mosaic image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and I hope you get a chance to see it if you are in or around St. Louis.

Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart
by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, to Thee I consecrate and offer up my person and my life, my actions, trials, and sufferings, that my entire being may henceforth only be employed in loving, honoring and glorifying Thee. This is my irrevocable will, to belong entirely to Thee, and to do all for Thy love, renouncing with my whole heart all that can displease Thee.

I take Thee, O Sacred Heart, for the sole object of my love, the protection of my life, the pledge of my salvation, the remedy of my frailty and inconstancy, the reparation for all the defects of my life, and my secure refuge at the hour of my death. Be Thou, O Most Merciful Heart, my justification before God Thy Father, and screen me from His anger which I have so justly merited. I fear all from my own weakness and malice, but placing my entire confidence in Thee, O Heart of Love, I hope all from Thine infinite Goodness. Annihilate in me all that can displease or resist Thee. Imprint Thy pure love so deeply in my heart that I may never forget Thee or be separated from Thee. I beseech Thee, through Thine infinite Goodness, grant that my name be engraved upon Thy Heart, for in this I place all my happiness and all my glory, to live and to die as one of Thy devoted servants.


Sacred Heart of Jesus. Have mercy on us!