Consecration of Russia & Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Solemnity of the Annunciation – March 25, 2022

The Holy Father has asked the Faithful of the world to join him and the bishops in prayer as he consecrates Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  He asked all the bishops around the world to participate by leading their respective dioceses in this consecration. If you’re unable to participate at your own parish, you may wish to participate by prayerfully attending the events virtually:

I urge all of us, Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of San Francisco, to unite ourselves in prayer with Pope Francis as he consecrates Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, March 25th.  This day we commemorate the Blessed Mother’s ‘yes’ to receiving Jesus Christ.  For all of us let this serve as a renewal of the consecration of our own Archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on October 7, 2017.  There is no true and lasting peace without our Lord Jesus Christ.  May Mary lead our world leaders to say ‘yes’ to her Son, the Prince of Peace.”
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Penance Service and Consecration by Pope Francis from Rome

Consecration by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone from Milan

The Prayers

Here are links to the prayers of consecration that Pope Francis has asked us to use.

Fr. Kevin’s Video Primer on Marian Consecration

We asked Fr. Kevin Kennedy from Our Lady of Fatima Byzantine Catholic Parish in San Francisco to let us know what this act of consecration is all about.

What is Consecration?

What is Marian consecration?

Where does Marian consecration originate?

The connection between Our Lady of Fatima and Marian consecration

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