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Consecrating New Mexico to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Suzanne Hammons
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Suzanne Hammons is the editor of the Voice of the Southwest and the media coordinator for the Diocese of Gallup. A graduate of Benedictine College in Kansas, she joined the Diocesan staff in 2012.

On Sunday, June 18th, the bishops of the three dioceses of New Mexico will consecrate the state to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

“After discussion and prayer with my brother bishops, I was moved to turn to the two hearts, which are a beautiful expression of God’s love,” said Bishop Wall. “Jesus invites all believers: ‘Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart’ (Mt. 11:29), and Our Lady pondered the mysteries of the life of Our Lord in her heart. This consecration provides an opportunity for all people to learn from Jesus and Mary, and to love as they love.”

The bishops welcome all Catholics in New Mexico to say the two prayers of consecration on June 18th, either during Sunday Mass, while attending Adoration, or at home with their families.

In the Diocese of Gallup, the prayers are as follows:

Act of Consecration of the Family to the Sacred Heart

O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Who didst make known to St. Margaret Mary
Thine ardent desire to reign over Christian families,
behold us assembled here today
to proclaim Thine absolute dominion
over our home. Henceforth we purpose
to lead a life like unto Thine,
so that amongst us may flourish
the virtues for which Thou didst promise peace on earth,
and for this end
we will banish from our midst
the spirit of the world
which Thou dost abhor so much.
Thou wilt reign over our understanding
by the simplicity of our faith. Thou wilt reign over our hearts
by an ardent love for Thee;
and may the flame of this love
be ever kept burning in our hearts
by the frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist. Deign, O Divine Heart,
to preside over our meetings,
to bless our undertakings, both spiritual and temporal,
to banish all worry and care,
to sanctify our joys,
and soothe our sorrows. If any of us should ever have
the misfortune to grieve
Thy Sacred Heart, remind him of Thy goodness and mercy
towards the repentant sinner. Lastly, when the hour of separation will sound,
and death will plunge our home into mourning,
then shall we all,
and every one of us,
be resigned to Thy eternal decrees,
and seek consolation in the thought
that we shall one day be reunited in Heaven
where we shall sing the praises and blessings
of Thy Sacred Heart for all eternity. May the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
and the glorious Patriarch St. Joseph,
offer Thee this our Consecration,
and remind us of the same all the days of our life.
Glory to the Divine Heart of Jesus, our King and our Father.

Family Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

O Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Mother of the Heart of Jesus,
Mother and Queen of our household,
that we may fulfill Thy ardent desire,
we consecrate ourselves to Thee
and we beseech Thee to reign over our family. Reign over each one of us,
and teach us how to make the Sacred Heart of Thy Divine Son
reign and triumph in us and around us
as He has reigned and triumphed in Thee. Reign over us, O Beloved Mother
so that we may be Thine both in prosperity and in adversity
in joy and in sorrow
in health and in sickness
in life and in death. O most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins
watch over our souls and our hearts
and preserve them from the flood of pride
impurity
and paganism of which Thou hast complained so bitterly. We desire to do reparation
for the numerous crimes committed
against Jesus and Thee. We call upon our home
upon the homes of this country
and upon those of the entire world
the peace of Christ in justice and charity. Wherefore we promise
to imitate Thy virtues
by a practical Christian Life
and by frequent and fervent Holy Communion
regardless of human respect. We come with confidence to Thee,
O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love;
inflame us with the same divine fire
which has inflamed Thy own Immaculate Heart. Kindle in our hearts and homes
the love of purity
an ardent zeal for souls
and desire for the holiness of family life. We accept now
all the sacrifices that the Christian life will impose on us
and we offer them to the Heart of Jesus
By Thy Immaculate Heart
in a spirit of reparation and of penance. Amen.

To the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
be love, honor, and glory forever and ever! Amen.

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