Act of Consecration of the College to the Sacred Heart
From the College Manual of Prayers (1959)
O most Sacred Heart of Jesus, you revealed to St. Margaret Mary your desire to rule over Christian communities. Behold, in order to please you, we stand before you this day, to proclaim your full sovereignty over our College. We desire henceforth to live your life; we desire that the virtues to which you have promised peace on earth, may flower in the bosom of our College. We desire to keep far from us the spirit of the world, which you have condemned. You are King of our minds by the simplicity of our faith. You are the King of our hearts by our love for you alone, with which our hearts are on fire, and whose flame we shall keep alive by receiving the Holy Eucharist. Be pleased, O Sacred Heart to preside over our gathering together, to bless our spiritual and temporal affairs, to ward off all annoyance from us, to hallow our joys, and comfort our sorrows. If anyone of us has ever been so unhappy as to fall into the misery of displeasing you, gram that he may remember, O Heart of Jesus, that you are full of goodness and mercy toward the repentant sinner. May the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the glorious Patriarch St. Joseph vouchsafe to offer you this our act of consecration and to keep the memory thereof alive in all of us. Glory to the Heart of Jesus. our King and our Father!
V. Jesus, meek and humble of Heart.
R. Make our hearts like unto Thine.
Let us pray. O most Holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, and with a lively sorrow for my sins, I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure, and wholly obedient to your will. Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you. Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my afflictions; give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Amen.