Sunday, October 29, 2006

Forthcoming Consecration

World Apostolate of Fatima is pleased to announce that the US Papal Nuncio, His Excellency Archbishop Pietro Sambi will be officiating the Mass for the renewal of country’s Consecration to Our Patroness, the Immaculate Conception. All are invited to come to our nation’s Basilica, The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, in Washington, D.C., Saturday, November 11, 2006 at twelve noon.

All bishops have been invited to participate at the Mass. However due to scheduling conflicts, the bishops may sign the Consecration prayer for their dioceses, which has been provided to them by the World Apostolate of Fatima which will be offered at the Mass.

The prayer for the Consecration was composed by our bishops in 1959 at the dedication ceremony of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception whereby they consecrated the country to Our Patroness, the Immaculate Conception. However by this consecration on November 11th our country will be Consecrated to the Heart of Our Patroness which is our apostolate’s mission for world peace.

During World War I His Eminence Francis Cardinal Bourne who was the Primate of England Consecrated England to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary which he claims and many others as well that it stopped World War I. The Armistice was signed ending World War I after the Consecration on November 11th incidentally the same day which this Papal Nuncio chose to officiate the Mass for the United States.

During the 1720’s when the Bubonic plague was rampant in Marseille, France that the 50,000 died out of the town’s population of 90,000 in a matter of months. Thousands were laying dead in the streets for people feared to bury them and risk catching it as well. The Archbishop consecrated Marseille to the Sacred Heart to end the plague which it did without any medical means or vaccinations.

The Country, Portugal was Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary before World War II and was protected from the war.

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