Pope Francis Will Consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart for Peace

The Vatican announced today that on March 25, the feast of the Annunciation, Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in response to the request made by the Ukrainian Bishops on Ash Wednesday. On that day the World Apostolate of Fatima USA in union with our fellow national members of the WAF International are calling on our membership to renew the act of consecration personally.

The Pope will make the act of consecration in St. Peter’s Basilica during the Celebration of Penance at 5 PM (CET). The same act will be carried out in Fatima by His Eminence Cardinal Krajewsi, Apostolic Almoner, as envoy of the Holy Father.

Earlier this month, Ukraine’s Latin Rite Catholic bishops asked Pope Francis to consecrate Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Their letter was in response to the many requests for the consecration of the two countries, “in these hours of immeasurable pain and terrible ordeal for our people.” 

On Sunday, March 13, Fatima shrines worldwide united in prayer for the conversion of Russia, per an appeal by Father Andrzej Draws, rector of the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima in Krisovychi, western Ukraine. The National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima participated in this event.

The Blessed Mother requested in all six apparitions at Fatima in 1917 to pray the Rosary every day, especially to obtain peace in the world and the end of war. St. Jacinta implored everybody to ask the Immaculate Heart of Mary for peace because it had been entrusted to her. Our Lord had also made known to Sister Lucia that the conversion of Russia had been entrusted to the heavenly Mother.

The requests of Our Lady at Fatima to live our consecration to her, as soldiers in this war for the soul of the world are more urgent today than in 1917. We join the Holy Father and the bishops of the world in this bid to bring peace, but more importantly to turn hearts toward Him.  The Rosary and the fulfillment of the First Saturday’s devotion are the keys to victory.

In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary

David M. Carollo
Executive Director

P.S.  The World Apostolate of Fatima, USA and National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima is sending 9,000 blessed rosaries and 2,500 Fatima prayer cards to Ukraine through Goya Foods in Europe, which is sending food for humanitarian relief. If you would like to donate toward this effort, please use this LINK


O Most Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of men, to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the request of the Vicar of your Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to you all the people of our country and all the world. Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as you wish to accomplish your designs in the world.
O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Queen of the World, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of a virtuous life, an ardent zeal for souls, and a desire to pray the Rosary more faithfully.

We come with confidence to you, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. Inflame us with the same Divine Fire, which has inflamed your own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Make our hearts and homes your shrine, and through us, make the Heart of Jesus, together with your rule, triumph in every heart and home. Amen. — Venerable Pope Pius XII

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8 Responses

  1. That is the most beautiful prayer request and prayer I’ve heard since Pope Saint John Paul II. To have this on my daughter’s birthday is the best gift God could have granted to my daughter who is so tender hearted and full of life challenges and new experiences as an adult right now. May the Lord bless these people. Blessed Mother I place my trust in you that you will protect my children and all the children of Russia and the Ukraine. Grant is peace! 🙏🏼🌹Your silent daughter.

  2. The Pope’s consecration on March 25th is not to be done with “ALL the Bishops”… thus it will not fulfill Our Lady’s request. It will be worthless and placating … just as all other pretend consecrations have been…. the Communist Globalist Pope has no desire to end wars. He is self-bound to serve other. He serves not the Blessed Lady nor God, as he proports to be Jesus in his pretend poverty.

    1. God works through sinners. I will pray to Him to give you hope. You sound bitter. Don’t let the sinners of others steal your hope. Pray Pray Pray always!!🙏

  3. US, CANADA, UKRAINE AND RUSSIA 2022 DISPUTES – HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND SEQUEL TO FR. PETER MORELLO’S COMMENTS: (1) US, Canada, Ukraine and Russia are Caucasian-European nations by ethnic majority and nominally Christian nations by religious majority; (2) Ukraine and Russia are also Slavic nations and neighbors with similar laws (limits) on abortion and LGBT; (3) Russia was US’ supporter in the American Revolution at great cost to herself – the island of Menorca; (4) Russia was US’ supporter in the Civil War when US’ opponents were Britain and France, prompting US Secretary of Navy, Gideon Welles to say “God bless the Russians”; (5) US (western Alaska) and Russia are neighbors, and Canada (northwestern Yukon) is closer to Russia than to Britain and France or Mexico; (6) US and Russia were never at war, not counting the Cold War or proxy wars, as compared, for example, with the “G7” nations; (7) US, Canada, NATO and Ukraine have disputes with Russia since the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia and militarization of countries neighboring Russia which was invaded over the centuries by NATO members Britain, France, Germany, (Mussolini’s) Italy, Romania, Lithuania-Poland, Turkey and by others including Sweden and the Mongols who inflicted on Ukraine and Russia death and destruction with hardly any parallels in world’s history – Germany also helped Lenin to impose psychopathic and deadly Marxism on Ukraine and Russia in 1917, while Ukraine and Russia, mostly by themselves, prevented Poland’s annihilation by Nazis and saved Europe from Nazi Germany and Mongols; (8) Ukraine and Russia have a border dispute, and a military conflict-war since the violations of the February 21, 2014 all-Ukrainian political agreement in Kiev and the violations of the 2014-2015 Minsk Peace Agreement signed by Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France (in the future, a joint venture by the Minsk signatories in securing Ukrainian segment of “Pan-European” gas pipeline might be a “win-win”) – by February 23, 2022 the war took some 15,000 lives and produced thousands of refugees as well as widespread material destruction in eastern Ukraine; on February 24, 2022 Russia escalated the war and invaded Ukraine resulting in many more deaths, refugees and material destruction across Ukraine; (9) US and Russia can destroy each other and the world with their nuclear weapons in an hour; (10) the irreplaceable way forward for resolving these issues are the eternally-valid biblical principles reflected in President Washington’s Farewell Address in which he called religion-morality the foundation of domestic well-being and peace with other nations and in President Lincoln’s last Inaugural Address “… with malice towards none, with charity for all … among ourselves and with all nations”, as well as in Pope Francis’ 2022 call for prayer and political talks centered on “human brotherhood instead of partisan interests”, all the while keeping in mind the 2022 Lenten message “Remember thou art dust and to dust thou shalt return” and “Repent and believe in the Gospel” which also includes “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” and the parable of “the speck and the log” – moral principles given to us by Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace and the just Judge of the world, principles ignored at one’s great peril.

    1. The whole world needs to convert. The Fatima message is about personal conversion and being right with God. We continue to pray and offer sacrifices for conversion of sinners, in reparation for sins and for the salvation of souls. That is our duty as Christians and as devotees of Our Lady of Fatima.

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