Spiritual exercises preparatory to solemn consecration according to the method of Blessed Luiz Maria de Montfort

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TWELVE PRELIMINARY DAYS

employed in detaching themselves from the spirit of the world

VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS

Oh come, Creator Spirit,

visit our souls

and fill our hearts

with your heavenly gifts.

You are called the Intercessor,

from the exalted God the unparalleled gift,

the living source, the fire, the love,

divine and salutary anointing.

You are the giver of the seven gifts,

and you are power in the hand of the Father,

by him promised to us,

for us you proclaim your deeds.

Our mind illuminates,

fill your hearts with love,

our weakness encourage,

what eternal strength and protector.

Our enemy repulsed,

and grant us your peace;

if by grace you guide us,

the evil we leave behind.

To the Father and the Savior Son

for you we can know.

That you come from his love

always make us firm in believing.

Amen.

V. Send your Spirit, and everything will be created.

A. And you will renew the face of the earth.

WE PRAY .

O God, who on this day instructed the hearts of your faithful with the light of the Holy Spirit; Grant that in the same Spirit we may know what is right, and may always enjoy His consolations.

Through Christ our Lord.

A. Amen.

AVE, MARIS STELLA

Bird, Star of the sea, of God, beautiful Mother,

Always Virgin, from the heavenly abode happy entry.

O you who heard the greeting from the angel's mouth;

Give us peace and stillness; and Eva's name changes.

The arrests of the defendants are released.

And he illuminates us blind; of everything that mistreats us

Deliver us, good brings us.

Show that you are a Mother, making the people's prayers yours

Listen to the one who, being born for us, wanted to be your Son.

O specious Virgin, all full of tenderness, our sins extinguished,

Give us purity and gentleness, give us a pure life, set us in a secure life,

So that we may enjoy Jesus, and always be happy.

Let us venerate God the Father; to Jesus Christ too.

And to the Holy Spirit; We gave all three a shoutout. Amen.

II

FIRST WEEK

employed in acquiring knowledge of oneself

LITAIN OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Lord have mercy on us.

Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord have mercy on us.

Divine Holy Spirit, hear us.

Paraclete Spirit, attend to us.

God the Father in heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,

God the Holy Spirit,

Holy Trinity, who are one God,

Spirit of Truth,

Spirit of wisdom,

Spirit of intelligence,

Spirit of fortitude,

Spirit of piety,

Spirit of good counsel,

Spirit of science,

Spirit of holy fear,

Spirit of charity,

Spirit of joy,

Spirit of peace,

Spirit of virtues,

Spirit of all grace,

Spirit of adoption of the children of God,

Purifier of our souls,

Sanctifier and guide of the Catholic Church,

Distributor of heavenly gifts,

Knowing the thoughts and intentions of the heart,

Sweetness of those who begin to serve you,

Crown of the perfect,

Joy of angels,

Light of the patriarchs,

Inspiration from the prophets,

Word and wisdom of the apostles,

Victory of the martyrs,

Science of confessors,

Purity of virgins,

Anointing of all saints,

Be gracious to us, forgive us, Lord.

Be propitious to us, attend to us, Lord.

From all sin, deliver us, Lord.

From all the temptations and snares of the devil,

From all the presumption and despair,

From the attack on the known truth,

From envy of fraternal grace,

From all obstinacy and impenitence,

From all the negligence and torpor of the spirit,

From all impurity of mind and body,

Of all heresies and errors,

From every evil spirit,

From evil and eternal death,

By your eternal origin from the Father and the Son,

By the miraculous consolation of the Son of God,

By your descent upon the baptized Jesus Christ,

By your holy appearance at the transfiguration of the Lord,

By your coming upon the disciples of the Lord,

On the day of judgment,

Even though we are sinners, we beseech you, hear us, Lord.

So that you forgive us,

That ye may be worthy to quicken and sanctify all the members of the Church,

So that you deign to grant us the gift of true piety, devotion and prayer.

So that you deign to inspire in us sincere affections of mercy and charity,

That you would deign to create in us a new spirit and a pure heart,

So that you deign to grant us true peace and tranquility of heart,

That you would deign to make us worthy and strong, to endure persecution for righteousness,

That you would deign to confirm us in your grace,

That you may deign to receive us among your chosen ones,

That you may deign to hear us, Spirit of God,

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, send us the Holy Spirit.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, send us the promised Spirit of the Father.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, give us the good Spirit.

Holy Spirit, hear us.

Consoling Spirit, attend us.

V. Send your Spirit and everything will be created.

R. _ And you will renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray.

God, who instructed the hearts of your faithful, with the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us that in the same Spirit we may know what is right, and always enjoy its consolations. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

LITAIN OF OUR LADY

Lord have mercy on us.

Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord have mercy on us.

Jesus Christ, hear us.

Jesus Christ, answer us.

God the Father in heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,

God the Holy Spirit,

Holy Trinity, who are one God,

Holy Mary, pray for us.

Holy Mother of God,

Holy Virgin of virgins,

Mother of Jesus Christ,

Mother of divine grace,

Most pure mother,

Most chaste mother,

Immaculate mother,

Intact mother,

kind mother,

Admirable mother,

Mother of good advice,

Mother of the Creator,

Mother of the Savior,

Most prudent Virgin,

Venerable Virgin,

Praiseworthy Virgin,

Powerful Virgin,

Benign Virgin,

Faithful Virgin,

Mirror of justice,

Thirst for wisdom,

Cause of our joy,

spiritual vessel,

Honorific vase,

Remarkable vase of devotion,

mystical rose,

Tower of David,

ivory tower,

golden house,

Ark of the covenant,

Heaven's Door,

Morning Star,

Health of the sick,

Refuge of sinners,

Comforter of the afflicted,

Help from Christians,

Queen of angels,

Queen of patriarchs,

Queen of prophets,

Queen of the apostles,

Queen of martyrs,

Queen of confessors,

Queen of virgins,

Queen of all saints,

Queen conceived without original sin,

Queen of the Holy Rosary,

Queen of peace,

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, forgive us, Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, hear us, Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

V. Pray for us, holy Mother of God.

A. So that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

Lord God, we beg you to grant your servants to achieve perpetual health of soul and body; and that through the glorious intercession of the blessed ever Virgin Mary, we may be free from present sadness and enjoy eternal joy.

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

III

SECOND WEEK

employed in acquiring knowledge of the Blessed Virgin

Litany of the Holy Spirit (above).

Hail, Maris Stella (above).

A rosary or at least a rosary (see below for the method for reciting the holy rosary with fruit).

IV

THIRD WEEK

employed in acquiring the knowledge of Jesus Christ

Litany of the Holy Spirit.

Ave, maris Stella..

Saint Augustine's prayer . (See in the treaty).

LITAIN OF SS. JESUS ‚Äč‚ÄčNAME

Lord have mercy on us.

Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord have mercy on us.

Jesus, hear us.

Jesus, answer us.

God the Father in heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,

God the Holy Spirit,

Holy Trinity, who are one God,

Jesus, Son of the living God,

Jesus, splendor of the Father,

Jesus, purity of eternal light,

Jesus, King of glory,

Jesus, sun of justice,

Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary,

Kind Jesus,

Admirable Jesus,

Jesus, strong God,

Jesus, Father of the future century,

Jesus, Angel of great counsel,

Jesus most powerful,

Most patient Jesus,

Jesus most obedient,

Jesus, meek and humble of heart,

Jesus, lover of chastity,

Jesus, our lover,

Jesus, God of peace,

Jesus, author of life,

Jesus, exemplary of virtues,

Jesus, caretaker of souls,

Jesus, our God,

Jesus, our refuge,

Jesus, Father of the poor,

Jesus, treasure of the faithful,

Jesus, good Shepherd,

Jesus, true light,

Jesus, eternal wisdom,

Jesus, infinite goodness,

Jesus, our path and our life,

Jesus, joy of angels,

Jesus, King of the patriarchs,

Jesus, Master of the apostles,

Jesus, Doctor of the evangelists,

Jesus, fortress of martyrs,

.Jesus, light of confessors,

Jesus, purity of virgins,

Jesus, crown of all saints,

Be favorable to us; forgive us, Jesus.

Be favorable to us; hear us, Jesus.

From all evil, deliver us, Jesus.

Of all sin,

Of your anger,

From the snares of the devil,

From the spirit of impurity,

From eternal death,

From the contempt of your inspirations,

Through the mystery of your holy incarnation,

By your birth,

For your childhood,

For your most holy life,

For your work,

For the. your agony and passion,

For your cross and helplessness,

For your anguish,

For your death and burial,

By your resurrection,

For your ascension,

For your institution of ss. Eucharist,

For your joys,

For your glory,

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, forgive us, Jesus.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, hear us, Jesus.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, Jesus.

Jesus, hear us.

Jesus, answer us.

Let us pray.

Lord Jesus Christ, who said: ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and open to You, we beseech You to grant us, who ask for it, the affective feelings of Your divine love, so that we may love You with all our heart and that this love transcends through our actions, without that we stop loving You.

Allow us to always have, Lord, an equal fear and love for Your holy name; for You do not cease to govern those whom You establish in the firmness of Your love. You who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.

 

LITAIN OF THE HEART OF JESUS

Lord have mercy on us.

Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord have mercy on us.

Jesus Christ, hear us.

Jesus Christ, answer us.

God the Father in heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,

God the Holy Spirit,

Holy Trinity, who are one God,

Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father,

Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother,

Heart of Jesus, substantially united with the Word of God,

Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty,

Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God,

Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High,

Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate to heaven,

Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of charity,

Heart of Jesus, receptacle of justice and love,

Heart of Jesus, full of kindness and love,

Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues,

Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise,

Heart of Jesus, King and center of all hearts,

Heart of Jesus, in which are all the treasures of wisdom and science,

Heart of Jesus, in which dwells all the fullness of divinity,

Heart of Jesus, in which the Father places his pleasures,

Heart of Jesus, in whose fullness we all participate,

Heart of Jesus, desire for eternal hills,

Heart of Jesus, patient and merciful,

Heart of Jesus, rich for all who call upon you,

Heart of Jesus, source of life and holiness,

Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins,

Heart of Jesus, saturated with reproaches,

Heart of Jesus, troubled because of our crimes,

Heart of Jesus, made obedient to the point of death,

Heart of Jesus, pierced by the spear,

Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,

Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection,

Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation,

Heart of Jesus, victim of sinners,

Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in You,

Heart of Jesus, hope of those who expire in You,

Heart of Jesus, delight of all saints,

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, forgive us, Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, hear us, Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

V. Jesus, meek and humble of heart.

R. Make our hearts similar to Yours.

Amen.

CONSECRATION OF YOURSELF

To Jesus Christ, Wisdom incarnate, through the hands of Mary

O eternal and incarnate Wisdom! O most lovable and adorable Jesus, true God and true man, only begotten son of the eternal Father, and of the ever-Virgin Mary, I adore you deeply in the womb and in the splendors of your Father, throughout eternity, and in the virginal womb of Mary, your Mother most worthy, at the time of your incarnation.

I give you thanks for having annihilated yourself, taking the form of a slave, to free me from the cruel captivity of the devil.

I praise and glorify You for having wanted to submit to Mary, Your most holy Mother, in all things, in order to become Your faithful slave through her. But alas, you ungrateful and unfaithful creature! I did not fulfill the promises I solemnly made to you at baptism. I did not fulfill my obligations; I do not deserve to be called Your son or Your slave, and, as there is nothing in me that has not deserved repulsion and anger from You, I dare not approach Your most holy and most august majesty on my own.

It is for this reason that I resort to the intercession of Your most holy Mother, who gave me as a mediator with You, and it is through this means that I hope to obtain from You contrition and forgiveness of my sins, the acquisition and conservation of wisdom.

Hail, therefore, O Immaculate Mary, living tabernacle of the Divinity, where the eternal hidden Wisdom wants to be worshiped by angels and men!

Hail, O Queen of heaven and earth, to whose empire all that is under God is subject!

Hail, O safe refuge of sinners, whose mercy no one lacks! Fulfill the desire I have for divine Wisdom, and receive, for this purpose, the votes and offerings presented by my baseness.

I, N..., unfaithful sinner, renew and ratify today, in your hands, the vows of baptism.

I forever renounce Satan, his pomps and his works, and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, Wisdom incarnate, to follow him carrying my cross, every day of my life. And, in order to be more faithful to him than I have been until now, I choose you on this day, O most holy Mary, in the presence of the entire heavenly court, for my Mother and my Lady.

I give it to you. and I consecrate to you, as a slave, my body and my soul, my inner and outer goods, and even the value of my past, present and future good works, leaving you the full and entire right to dispose of me and everything what belongs to me, without exception, to your taste, for the greater glory of God, in time and in eternity.

Receive, O most benign Virgin, this small offering of my slavery, in union and in honor of the submission that Eternal Wisdom wanted to have to your motherhood; in honor of the power you both have over this wretched little worm; in thanksgiving for the privileges with which the Holy Trinity has favored you.

I protest that I want, from now on, as your true slave, to seek your honor and obey you in all things.

O admirable Mother, present me to your beloved Son, in the quality of a perpetual slave, so that, having redeemed me through you, he may also receive me favorably through you.

O Mother of mercy, grant me the grace to obtain the true Wisdom of God, and to place me, for this purpose, among those whom you love, teach, guide, support and protect as your children and slaves.

O faithful Virgin, make me in all points such a perfect disciple, imitator and slave of the incarnate Wisdom, Jesus Christ, your Son, that I may one day, through your intercession and your example, reach the fullness of his age on earth and of his glory in the heavens.

So be it.