The Fatima Network

May 2, 2013

Dear Reverend Father,

Respectfully Yours in Christ,

I know you will agree that we must not let this historic opportunity pass unheeded. Please do all in your power to promote involvement in this important act of Consecration by your bishop, your fellow priests, and the faithful in your charge.

, can unite your parish's prayers for this new pontificate to the similar ceremonies conducted that day throughout the world. text for your own ceremony, which, along with a public recitation of the Rosary that you and or your bishop could use. It can serve as asuggested text of a ConsecrationEnclosed is a

. in your own parishOr, if for some reason no such central ceremony can be organized, you yourself can give a wonderful mark of devotion to Our Lady — and a show of support to our Holy Father! — by organizing a ceremony

, at which your bishop performs a consecration of Pope Francis's pontificate to Our Lady, in union with so many other bishops of the world on the same day!special gathering in the cathedral on the evening of Sunday, May 12 to involve all the faithful under your care in this historic Consecration. What a wonderful act of devotion your diocese could offer to Our Lady of Fatima by a Please prayerfully consider what you can do within your own parish and diocese

Pope Francis has set in motion the preparations for a marvelous act of devotion and consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We must mobilize Catholics throughout the world to make this an event of such proportion as to move Heaven and earth!

Only She Can Help Us!There is no confusion about the dire challenges and dangers facing the Church today, and neither is there any doubt about their solution. Let us rejoice that we have a Holy Father whose unabashed devotion to the Blessed Mother has led him so quickly to seek these remedies from Our Lady of Fatima, Who told us so plainly that

every Catholic man, woman, and child in every Catholic diocese of the world!That's why this Consecration is so important to each of us — not just to the bishops of Portugal or to the pilgrims at Fatima, but to

."The Message of Fatima is addressed to every human beingAs you also know, the Message of Fatima is not merely addressed to the Catholics of Portugal. In the words of Bl. John Paul II, "

in the Message of Fatima.Our Lady Herself requested of the world that collegial act of the Pope in union with the Catholic bishopsIn fact, it is just such a

The Consecration will undoubtedly be performed by the entire Portuguese Episcopal Conference, as Cardinal Polycarpo has proposed, and as is in keeping with Pope Francis's desire to extend the character of this Consecration beyond the pale of an individual act of his own.

This historic gesture of devotion to Our Lady of Fatima will take place at the Fatima Shrine next month as part of the program for the International Pilgrimage of May 12/13, marking the 96th anniversary of the first apparition to the child-seers.

.( of Pope Francisco is to be consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima, and the April 11 article, “(www.santuariofatima. pt/portal/index.php?id=61508)Pope Francis asks Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon to consecrate his pontificate to Our Lady of FatimaYou can read the exciting announcements first-hand at the Fatima Sanctuary's official web-page, in its April 7 news article, “

    to the realization of this request. Mary will guide us in all our works and also in the way of fulfilling this desire of Pope Francis.”would be better if “all the episcopal conference associated itself“It is a request,” he added, “that I can fulfill in the silence of prayer,” but that

    “Pope Francis asked me twice to consecrate his new ministry to Our Lady of Fatima,” the Cardinal said.

    .Pope Francis asked him twice to consecrate his ministry to Our Lady of FatimaEarlier this week, in his opening address to the 181st plenary assembly of the Portuguese Episcopal Conference, its president, Cardinal José Policarpo, said that

reported on April 11, 2013:Zenit News Agency. As pontificate be consecrated to Our Lady of FatimaYou have undoubtedly heard the wonderful news of Pope Francis's desire that his


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