The Devotion to the
Fr. John Croiset, S. J.
Obstat and Imprimatur, 1959
Prayers by Fr.
Croiset and Pope Pius XII
the Sacred Heart by Fr. Croiset
Consecration to the Immaculate
Heart of Mary by Pope Pius XII
Beads of the Sacred Heart
by Fr. Croiset, S.J.
As there is nothing so
ingenious as love, several great Saints in
great eagerness to make, each day, numerous acts of their favorite
according to the various inspirations of grace, have invented several
of chaplets composed of acts of these virtues. After their example, the
beads of the Sacred Heart has been formed. It is composed of five large
beads and thirty-three small ones in honor of the thirty-three years
Lord spent on earth.
Instead of the Creed, the
following prayer may be said:
Soul of Jesus Christ,
Heart of Jesus, inflame me with love.
Body of Jesus Christ, save me.
Blood of Jesus Christ, inebriate me.
Water out of the Side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy Wounds, hide me.
Let me not be separated from Thee.
Defend me from the malignant enemy.
At the hour of death, call me
And bid me to come unto Thee
That with the Saints, I may praise Thee
For all eternity. Amen.
Before each large bead
Jesus most meek, make my
heart like unto Thine.
On each large bead say:
We adore Thee, O Jesus,
Who hast been afflicted in the Garden of
and Who still in our time art outraged in the Blessed Sacrament by the
impious conduct of men. O most amiable Savior, we recognize that Thou
art Holy, Thou alone art Lord, Thou alone art Most High.
On each small bead say:
I adore Thee, O most
Sacred Heart of Jesus, inflame my heart with
Divine love with which Thine Own is all on fire.
At the end of the beads
say an Our
Father and a Hail Mary,
and the following prayer:
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who
by an ineffable miracle of love, hast
to give Thy Heart to men to serve as their nourishment, in order
to gain their hearts, graciously hear our humble prayers, and pardon us
for the sins of which we confess ourselves guilty before Thee. Cast an
eye of compassion and mercy upon those towards whom Thou dost
to direct the affections of Thine amiable Heart. And since we desire to
honor Thee in the adorable Mystery of the Altar to the utmost of our
and to render Thee most pleasing homage, and for that intention, weep
and detest from the bottom of our hearts all the outrages, contempt,
sacrileges, and other acts of impiety which ungrateful men in every
of the world have committed against Thee, enkindle therefore in our
this Divine love with which Thine Own is inflamed, and inspire us with
sentiments like unto Thine, in order that we may be able worthily to
for all eternity the love with which this Sacred Heart burns for us.
is our prayer to Thee Who livest and reignest with the Father, in the
of the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.
Consecration to the Immaculate
Heart of Mary
Queen of the Most Holy
hour of the world's history, we entrust and consecrate ourselves to
Immaculate Heart, our only refuge, our hope, our salvation. Have pity
this world, torn by the most terrible conflicts, burning with the fires
of hate, victim of its own sins. May thy Heart be moved at the sight of
so much ruin, pain and sorrow.
We consecrate to thy
heart our persons,
our families, our country ----- the
whole of humanity. Protect and save us!
O Heart of Mary, source of
love, fill our
selfish hearts with Divine charity and with that true brotherly love
which there can never be peace. Grant that men and nations may
and fulfill the precept of thy Divine Son, LOVE ONE ANOTHER, in order
true peace may be firmly established in the Justice and Truth of