Today is Marian Day around the whole of the Catholic world. Today, we join our Holy Father, re-consecrating our families, our communities and our nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The world needs peace. This consecration goes back to the Venerable Pope Pius XII, who is called the ‘Apostle of Peace.’ He consecrated to Mary’s Immaculate Heart.
Then Venerable Pope Paul VI and Blessed Pope John Paul II consecrated the entire world for peace among nations and among peoples.
Prayer is powerful in the world of the ungodly. With prayer all things are possible. As we join Pope Francis today, as he has asked us to do, in the prayer of consecration for the world to Mary’s Immaculate Heart, it is our hope that peace and tranquility will come upon all peoples, upon our Nation, upon our communities and upon our families, resting finally in our own hearts.