Consecration

 

“We must give her 1. Our body, with all its senses and members; 2. Our soul, with all its powers; 3. Our exterior possessions, present, and future; 4. Our interior and spiritual possessions, that is, our merits, virtues and good works past, present and future; in a word, all that we have in the order of nature and in the order of grace, and all that we may possess in the future in the order of nature, of grace and of glory; this we give without reserve of a farthing, a hair or the least good work; we give for all eternity and without expectation or hope of any other reward for our offering and service than the honour of belonging to Jesus Christ through her and in her, even though that good Mistress were not- as she always is- the most generous and thankful of creatures. (The True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, page 63)