Pope Francis has invited the Bishops from around the world to pray the consecration for humanity, Ukraine and Russia. The consecration will take place during the Lenten penitential service in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Friday 25 March 2022, at 5 pm Rome time (4 pm GMT). The formal Act of Consecration will be prayed by the Pope, in communion with the world’s bishops, at around 6.30 p.m. Rome time (5.30 pm GMT).
Please pray for Mother Mary’s intentions.
There is currently much talk within the Catholic Church about the consecration of Russia to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. This request was made by Blessed Mary during apparitions in Fatima and to Sister Lucia in 1917, 1929 and 1930. Some argue that during the reigns of the following seven popes the consecration has not yet been fullfilled according to Mary’s request.
- On July 13, 1917, Our Lady entrusted the three little visionaries, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco: I will come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and for reparative communion on the first Saturdays of the month. If my requests are listened to, Russia will be converted and we will have peace.
- On June 29, 1929, in Tuy, Our Lady said to Sister Lucy: The moment has come when God asks the Holy Father to make, in union with all the bishops of the world, the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart. He promises to save her by this means.
- In May 1930, and again in June 1930, Our Lord said to Sister Lucy: God would put an end to the persecution in Russia if the Holy Father would deign to make, and order the bishops of the Catholic world to make, a solemn and public act of reparation and consecration of Russia to the Most Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, His Holiness promising, in return for the end of this persecution, to approve and recommend the practice of reparatory devotion.
Subsequently, especially after the eight acts made by Popes Pius XII, Paul VI and John Paul II, Sister Lucia repeated these requests of Our Lord and Our Lady many times. (1) Therefore, the act requested from the Pope is:
- a consecration
- of Russia
- to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
- in union with all the bishops of the world
- with an act of reparation
- and the promise to approve and recommend the reparative communion of the first Saturdays of the month.
(Source: Lifesite News)
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The ‘Secret’ of Fatima—First and Second Part of the ‘Secret’
According to the Version Presented by Sister Lucia in the ‘Third Memoir’ of 31 August 1941 for the Bishopf of Leiria-Fatima
(1)… This will entail my speaking about the secret, and thus answering the first question.
What is the secret? It seems to me that I can reveal it, since I already have permission from Heaven to do so. God’s representatives on earth have authorized me to do this several times and in various letters, one of which, I believe, is in your keeping. This letter is from Father José Bernardo Gonçalves, and in it he advises me to write to the Holy Father, suggesting, among other things, that I should reveal the secret. I did say something about it. But in order not to make my letter too long, since I was told to keep it short, I confined myself to the essentials, leaving it to God to provide another more favourable opportunity.
In my second account I have already described in detail the doubt which tormented me from 13 June until 13 July, and how it disappeared completely during the Apparition on that day.
Well, the secret is made up of three distinct parts, two of which I am now going to reveal.
The first part is the vision of hell.
Our Lady showed us a great sea of fire which seemed to be under the earth. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in the conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames that issued from within themselves together with great clouds of smoke, now falling back on every side like sparks in a huge fire, without weight or equilibrium, and amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fear. The demons could be distinguished by their terrifying and repulsive likeness to frightful and unknown animals, all black and transparent. This vision lasted but an instant. How can we ever be grateful enough to our kind heavenly Mother, who had already prepared us by promising, in the first Apparition, to take us to heaven. Otherwise, I think we would have died of fear and terror.
We then looked up at Our Lady, who said to us so kindly and so sadly:
«You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end: but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the Pontificate of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father. To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world».(2)
(1) In the «Fourth Memoir» of 8 December 1941 Sister Lucia writes: «I shall begin then my new task, and thus fulfil the commands received from Your Excellency as well as the desires of Dr Galamba. With the exception of that part of the Secret which I am not permitted to reveal at present, I shall say everything. I shall not knowingly omit anything, though I suppose I may forget just a few small details of minor importance».
(2) In the «Fourth Memoir» Sister Lucia adds: «In Portugal, the dogma of the faith will always be preserved, etc. …».
Conversation with Sister Maria Lucia
The meeting between Sister Lucia, Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, sent by the Holy Father, and Bishop Serafim de Sousa Ferreira e Silva, Bishop of Leiria-Fatima, took place on Thursday, 27 April 2000, in the Carmel of Saint Teresa in Coimbra.
Sister Lucia was lucid and at ease; she was very happy that the Holy Father was going to Fatima for the Beatification of Francisco and Jacinta, something she had looked forward to for a long time.
The Bishop of Leiria-Fatima read the autograph letter of the Holy Father, which explained the reasons for the visit. Sister Lucia felt honoured by this and reread the letter herself, contemplating it in own her hands. She said that she was prepared to answer all questions frankly.
At this point, Archbishop Bertone presented two envelopes to her: the first containing the second, which held the third part of the «secret» of Fatima. Immediately, touching it with her fingers, she said: «This is my letter», and then while reading it: «This is my writing».
The original text, in Portuguese, was read and interpreted with the help of the Bishop of Leiria-Fatima. Sister Lucia agreed with the interpretation that the third part of the «secret» was a prophetic vision, similar to those in sacred history. She repeated her conviction that the vision of Fatima concerns above all the struggle of atheistic Communism against the Church and against Christians, and describes the terrible sufferings of the victims of the faith in the twentieth century.
When asked: «Is the principal figure in the vision the Pope?», Sister Lucia replied at once that it was. She recalled that the three children were very sad about the suffering of the Pope, and that Jacinta kept saying: «Coitadinho do Santo Padre, tenho muita pena dos pecadores!» («Poor Holy Father, I am very sad for sinners!»). Sister Lucia continued: «We did not know the name of the Pope; Our Lady did not tell us the name of the Pope; we did not know whether it was Benedict XV or Pius XII or Paul VI or John Paul II; but it was the Pope who was suffering and that made us suffer too».
As regards the passage about the Bishop dressed in white, that is, the Holy Father – as the children immediately realized during the «vision» – who is struck dead and falls to the ground, Sister Lucia was in full agreement with the Pope’s claim that «it was a mother’s hand that guided the bullet’s path and in his throes the Pope halted at the threshold of death» (Pope John Paul II, Meditation from the Policlinico Gemelli to the Italian Bishops, 13 May 1994).
Before giving the sealed envelope containing the third part of the «secret» to the then Bishop of Leiria-Fatima, Sister Lucia wrote on the outside envelope that it could be opened only after 1960, either by the Patriarch of Lisbon or the Bishop of Leiria. Archbishop Bertone therefore asked: «Why only after 1960? Was it Our Lady who fixed that date?» Sister Lucia replied: «It was not Our Lady. I fixed the date because I had the intuition that before 1960 it would not be understood, but that only later would it be understood. Now it can be better understood. I wrote down what I saw; however it was not for me to interpret it, but for the Pope.
Finally, mention was made of the unpublished manuscript which Sister Lucia has prepared as a reply to the many letters that come from Marian devotees and from pilgrims. The work is called Os apelos da Mensagem de Fatima, and it gathers together in the style of catechesis and exhortation thoughts and reflections which express Sister Lucia’s feelings and her clear and unaffected spirituality. She was asked if she would be happy to have it published, and she replied: «If the Holy Father agrees, then I am happy, otherwise I obey whatever the Holy Father decides». Sister Lucia wants to present the text for ecclesiastical approval, and she hopes that what she has written will help to guide men and women of good will along the path that leads to God, the final goal of every human longing.The conversation ends with an exchange of rosaries. Sister Lucia is given a rosary sent by the Holy Father, and she in turn offers a number of rosaries made by herself.
The meeting concludes with the blessing imparted in the name of the Holy Father.
Text of Pope Francis’ consecration of ‘humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine’
Oh Mary, Mother of God and our mother, in this time of trial returned to you. As a mother you love us and know us: no concern of our hearts is hidden from you. Mother of mercy, how often we have experienced your watchful care and your peaceful presence! You never cease to guide us to Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Yet we have strayed from that path of peace. We have forgotten the lesson learned from the tragedies of the last century the sacrifice of the millions who fell into world wars. We have disregarded the commitments we made as a community of nations. We have betrayed peoples’ dreams of peace and the hopes of the young. We grew sick with greed, we thought only of our own nations and their interests, we grew indifferent and caught up in our selfish needs and concerns.
We chose to ignore God, to be satisfied with our illusions, to grow arrogant and aggressive, to suppress innocent lives and to stockpile weapons. We stopped being our neighbor’s keepers and stewards of our common home. We have ravaged the garden of the earth with war and by our sins we have broken the heart of our heavenly Father, who desires us to be brothers and sisters. We grew indifferent to everyone and everything except ourselves.
Now with shame we cry out: Forgive us, Lord! Holy Mother, amid the misery of our sinfulness, amid our struggles and weaknesses, amid the mystery of iniquity that is evil and war, you remind us that God never abandons us, but continues to look upon us with love, ever ready to forgive us and raise us up to new life. He has given you to us and made your Immaculate Heart a refuge for the Church and for all humanity. By God’s gracious will, you are ever with us; even in the most troubled moments of our history, you are there to guide us with tender love.
We now turn to you and knock at the door of your heart. We are your beloved children. In every age you make yourself known to us, calling us to conversion. At this dark hour, help us and grant us your comfort. Say to us once more: “Am I not here, I who am your Mother?” You are able to untie the knots of our hearts and of our times. In you we place our trust.
We are confident that, especially in moments of trial, you will not be deaf to our supplication and will come to our aid. That is what you did at Cana in Galilee, when you interceded with Jesus and he worked the first of his signs. To preserve the joy of the wedding feast, you said to him: “They have no wine.” Now, O Mother, repeat those words and that prayer, for in our own day we have run out of the wine of hope, joy has fled, fraternity has faded. We have forgotten our humanity and squandered the gift of peace. We opened our hearts to violence and destructiveness.
How greatly we need your maternal help! Therefore, O Mother, hear our prayer. Star of the Sea, do not let us be shipwrecked in the tempest of war. Ark of the New Covenant, inspire projects and paths of reconciliation. Queen of Heaven, restore God’s peace to the world. Eliminate hatred and the thirst for revenge, and teach us forgiveness. Free us from war, protect our world from the menace of nuclear weapons. Queen of the Rosary, make us realize our need to pray and to love. Queen of the Human Family, show people the path of fraternity. Queen of Peace, obtain peace for our world.
O Mother, may your sorrowful plea stir our hardened hearts. May the tears you shed for us make this valley parched by our hatred blossom anew. Amid the thunder of weapons, may your prayer turn our thoughts to peace. May your maternal touch soothe those who suffer and flee from the rain of bombs. May your motherly embrace comfort those forced to leave their homes and their native land. May your Sorrowful Heart move us to compassion and inspire us to open our doors and to care for our brothers and sisters who are injured and cast aside.
Holy Mother of God, as you stood beneath the cross, Jesus, seeing the disciple at your side, said: “Behold your son.” In this way he entrusted each of us to you. To the disciple, and to each of us, he said: “Behold, your Mother.” Mother Mary, we now desire to welcome you into our lives and our history. At this hour, a weary and distraught humanity stands with you beneath the cross, needing to entrust itself to you and, through you, to consecrate itself to Christ.
The people of Ukraine and Russia, who venerate you with great love, now turn to you, even as your heart beats with compassion for them and for all those peoples decimated by war, hunger, injustice and poverty.
Therefore, Mother of God and our Mother, to your Immaculate Heart we solemnly entrust and consecrate ourselves, the Church and all humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine. Accept this act that we carry out with confidence and love. Grant that war may end and peace spread throughout the world. The “Fiat” that arose from your heart opened the doors of history to the Prince of Peace. We trust that, through your heart, peace will dawn once more. To you we consecrate the future of the whole human family, the needs and expectations of every people, the anxieties and hopes of the world.
Through your intercession, may God’s mercy be poured out on the earth and the gentle rhythm of peace return to mark our days. Our Lady of the “Fiat,” on whom the Holy Spirit descended, restore among us the harmony that comes from God.
May you, our “living fountain of hope,” water the dryness of our hearts. In your womb Jesus took flesh; help us to foster the growth of communion. You once trod the streets of our world; lead us now on the paths of peace. Amen.
Proposal for Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in accordance with the requests of Our Lady of Fatima
Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother, Queen of the Rosary, help of Christians, refuge of sinners, victorious of all God’s battles, in union with all the bishops of the world, we have come to your feet, on this day of the feast of the virginal conception of your divine Son, to humbly and solemnly fulfill the requests you expressed several times almost a century ago (1917, 1929, 1930), when you came to visit us on this earth, at Fatima.
Alas, we were late in doing so, and we humbly beg your forgiveness for the trouble.
1) Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
In this tragic hour, in union with all the bishops of the world, we consecrate to your Immaculate Heart Russia as well as Ukraine, which was part of it at the time of your first request at Fatima.
With this consecration we beg you to take these nations under your powerful and maternal protection, to make them your domain where you reign as Queen, to make them a land of election and blessing. May they become ardent apostles of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ to all the nations of the earth.
Get peace for the world. Stop the plagues you predicted, consequences of what you yourself called Russia’s errors.
Finally, hasten the announced triumph of your Immaculate Heart and thus the reign of Christ your Son, so that all nations, at peace with each other and with God, may proclaim you blessed and sing with you, from one end of the world to the other, the eternal Magnificat of glory, love and gratitude to the Heart of Jesus, in whom alone they can find Truth, life and peace.
2) Act of repair
In order to grant us all the graces promised by this consecration, your Son has asked for a public and solemn act of reparation. Therefore, Virgin Mary, in a humble supplication addressed to your Immaculate Heart, penetrated by solicitude for the fate of the universal Church and united with all the bishops as well as all the priests and faithful, we address this act of reparation to you, in particular:
– for all the insults, blasphemies or indifferences by which Jesus Christ your Son is offended,
– for the five kinds of offenses and blasphemies uttered against your Immaculate Heart: blasphemies against your Immaculate Conception, against your perpetual virginity, against your divine maternity, offenses of those who publicly seek to inculcate in the hearts of children indifference, contempt or hatred towards you, and offenses of those who directly insult you in your holy images,
– finally, for all the sins committed because of the errors spread throughout the world for not having done what you asked.
For this reason, we renew the act of reparation drawn up by Pope Pius XI.
(Here you can recite the complete act of Pius XI. Recite at least the last paragraph here:)
Accept, we beseech You, O most good Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reparatrix, this spontaneous homage of atonement; keep us, until death, unwaveringly faithful to our duty and to Your service, grant us this precious gift of perseverance which will lead us all at last to the Fatherland where, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, You, God, reign forever and ever.
3) Recognition of the first Saturdays of the month
O our most tender Mother, you yourself have taught us that “God wants to establish in the world devotion to your Immaculate Heart“. You also said that “Your Immaculate Heart will be the refuge and the way that will lead us to God“.
Therefore, grant us the grace to pray and sacrifice ourselves, for the love of your son Jesus, to obtain the conversion of sinners and in reparation for the sins committed against your Immaculate Heart.
With your grace, we want to recite our rosary daily to obtain peace in the world.
Above all, we promise to practice and recommend to those around us the reparative communion of the first Saturdays of the month.
Finally, we beg you, O Mother of Mercy, to manifest your universal mediation to the world by a dazzling miracle of your power.
Grant, O Queen of Peace, that you may bring to the world the peace which the world cannot give, the peace of arms and the peace of souls, the peace of Christ and the coming of his Kingdom through the reign of your Immaculate Heart. Queen of Peace, pray for us and give to the world at war, and especially to Russia and Ukraine, the peace for which the peoples long, peace in the Truth, in justice, in the charity of Christ.
Above all, O Mother of Mercy, obtain for us from God not only peace for the world, but also the graces which can in an instant convert the hearts of men, those graces which prepare, reconcile, and assure peace! May the sun of Truth rise upon us and may we be able to repeat before the only Savior of the world: Glory to God in the highest heavens and peace on earth to men of good will!
As you told us: “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate to me Russia, which will be converted, and the world will be granted a certain time of peace“, we have the hope and the certainty of receiving these graces of conversion and peace. We hope so, not by virtue of our merits, but by the effect of the immense goodness of your maternal heart.
Recitation of the rosary while meditating on the sorrowful mysteries.
- Download this proposal as a PDF: Propose Consecration
- Source of the proposal: Francis’ consecration fails to meet all the conditions expressed by Our Lady of Fatima, but here’s how it can be fixed – Lifesite News
- Petition to Pope Francis: Consecrate Russia in the way Our Lady of Fatima asked
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