Dear Friends and benefactors,
In my last Newsletter No. 17, I began to explain the second aspect of reparation “CONSECRATION” – (Union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary) and the practice of it. I continue to speak about the collegial consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Collegial Consecration of Russia
On July 13, 1917 Our Lady said: “I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart …. If people heed My requests, Russia will be converted.” And in the year 1929, Our Lady came to Sr. Lucia at Tuy (Spain) and said: “The moment has now come for God to ask the Holy Father, in union with all the Bishops of the world, to consecrate Russia to My Immaculate Heart.” Consecration of Russia means entrusting that nation into the hands of the Blessed Virgin Mary, so that She may convert Russia and make use of that nation for God’s peace on earth.
Why Russia? Because that nation once baptized, has been desecrated by errors and crimes of atheistic communism, and has become the principal instrument of spreading that error throughout the world.
Why by the Holy Father and all the Bishops? Because they alone who possess the power of consecrating persons, things and places for the service of God. And the desecration of this nation has occurred so public and worldwide, that the reparation and re-consecration also needs to be public and worldwide.
When Sr. Lucia asked Our Lord why He should not convert Russia without the Holy Father and all the Bishops making the consecration, Our Lord replied: “Because I want my whole Church to acknowledge this consecration as the TRIUMPH OF THE IMMACULATE HERAT of My Mother, so that the Church may extend its cult and place the Devotion to the Immaculate Heart alongside the Devotion to My Sacred Heart.”
When will the Collegial Consecration take place? When the Holy Father obtains enough grace to make it.
“How great is the mission that the Pope and the Bishops must discharge for the world in which we live! Each of us should pray for the higher authorities in the Church and particularly for the Bishop of each diocese, so that by this collegial action the triumph of the kingdom of God may be hastened through the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” (Bishop of Fatima on July 13, 1917)
According to Sr. Lucia, God will permit the grace of this collegial consecration “when a sufficient number of people comply with the Message of Our Lady of Fatima.”
Why the Collegial Consecration has not yet been effected?
One of the greatest theologians and the world’s foremost authority on Fatima, Rev. Dr. Joaquin Alonso C.M.F., who had been appointed by the Bishop of Fatima to make a study on Fatima Message, explains the ultimate reason why the Collegial Consecration has not been realized. He writes: “The Consecration of Russia must not be understood as a mechanical recitation of some formula, but rather as a spiritual action performed by the Pope in union with all the Bishops of the Catholic World – invoking the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
“The decision of the Pope to perform this consecration must be reached not only by the movement of petitions, but even more, by such a living of the message of Fatima, that Our Lady obtains that grace for the Holy Father.”
“We can therefore say that in the hidden providence of God, it is to be hoped that firstly, we ourselves must fully realize our personal consecration to the Immaculate Heart; and secondly, (by observing the First Saturday Devotion), we must obtain from the Lord grace for the Collegial Consecration of Russia.”
“Therefore, let us intensify our apostolate to live the Message of Fatima fully. For we ourselves are the obstacles, yes, we are the real obstacles, who through our sins have not merited the grace that the Pope should make this consecration.”
This is why Our Lord said to Sr. Lucia: “The Holy Father! …. Yes, pray much for the Holy Father. He will do it, but it will be late. Nevertheless, the Immaculate Heart of Mary will save Russia. It has been entrusted to Her.”
“We must all obey Our Blessed Lady’s requests at Fatima. The time of doubting is long past. It is now time for action.” (Pope Pius XII, 1950)
My only joy and reward are to make SAINTS of you. Let us offer ourselves as slaves to Jesus through his blessed mother.
Fr. Pancras Raja
December 04, 2019
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