On the day of consecration, either (1) fast, give alms, or offer a votive candle for the good of another (or all of the above);
(2) do some spiritual penance and approach consecration in the spirit of mortification.
(3) Now go to Confession (or, if that is not possible, go during the 8 days prior) and then receive Communion with the intention of giving yourself to Jesus, as a slave of love, by the hands of Mary. Try to receive Communion per the method described in the Supplement of the book, “True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary” above.
(4) Now pray the words of the consecration. Copy them and have them with you at church, read them after the Mass (in front of the tabernacle would be nice), and sign your copy of the Act of Consecration. Continue reading