What More Can be Done

Although the faithful are not members of the Church hierarchy, and therefore cannot do the actual Consecration of Russia themselves, there is still much they can do. Through Baptism the individual is consecrated to God. Through Confirmation he is equipped to do the work of the Church, in whatever way the Church requires the help of the laity. Our Lady promised victory "in the end," but until that time comes we must put to practice St. Benedict’s motto: ora et labora – that is, pray and work. St. Augustine instructed, "we must pray as if everything depends on God and work as if everything depends on us." Here are some very important ways individuals can contribute to spreading the Fatima Message and bringing about the Consecration of Russia:

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