On March 25th, Pope Francis plans to do a Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Many bishops will take part, although not all bishops worldwide. In doing this broad Consecration, Pope Francis believes he will fulfill what the Blessed Mother desired at the apparitions at Fatima:
In the apparition of July 13, Our Lady warned the three seers that if people did not stop offending God, He would punish the world “by means of war, hunger and persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father,” using Russia as His chosen instrument of chastisement. She told the children that “to prevent this, I shall come to ask for the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart” and promised that, by this single public act, Russia would be converted and peace would be given to the world.
Unfortunately, this task was not accomplished, as evidenced by wars, famine and persecution. Remember Stalin, Lenin and Kruschev in their disdain for The Church. We were also warned:
The Mother of God cautioned that if Her requests were not granted, “Russia will spread its errors throughout the world, raising up wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer and various nations will be annihilated.”
Over the years we not only have seen the errors and Great Evil of Communism spread from Russia to the world, but many have been martyred and nations destroyed in one way or another, not only by physical annihilation but spiritual as well.
True to Her word, Our Lady reappeared to Sister Lucy on June 13, 1929 at Tuy, Spain, when in a great and sublime vision representing the Blessed Trinity, She announced that “the moment has come for God to ask the Holy Father to make, in union with all the bishops of the world, the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart. By this means, He promises to save Russia.”
Our Lady’s request was meant to be acted upon with a sense of urgency. Unfortunately, it was not. Even so, there have been attempted Consecrations. Though each one sought to Consecrate the world (which includes Russia), none were specifically only for Russia, and in union with all bishops of the world as Our Lady specified.
While several popes have undertaken consecrations of the world since the request was made public (including Pope John Paul II in 1982 and 1984), sadly, none of these have fulfilled the specific requirements of Our Lord and Our Lady’s requests.
Although Consecrating the World to the Blessed Mother is valuable, the promise of a time of peace following a valid Consecration specific to Russia has not been the result of the Consecrations thus far, although a faster end to WWII was the result of one:
In repeated visits to Sister Lucy, Heaven’s King and Queen have insisted that it is Russia (and Russia only) that is to be the object of this public act of obedience and prayer. In addition, Our Lord and Our Lady have indicated that the Holy Father is to be joined in the act of consecration by all the Catholic bishops of the world on the same day and at the same time in their respective dioceses. Interestingly, only Pope Pius XII’s consecration of the world in 1942 included substantial involvement of the bishops. Sister Lucy has written that this imperfect act of obedience, while not fulfilling Our Lady’s Fatima request, nevertheless hastened the end of the Second World War, thus sparing the lives of tens of millions of souls.
Again, did you catch that? ‘Russia and Russia only.’
That brings us to the upcoming Consecration on March 25, 2022. Here is the text from the direct words of Consecration by Pope Francis:
“…Therefore, Mother of God and our Mother, to your Immaculate Heart we solemnly entrust and consecrate ourselves, the Church and all humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine…”
This Consecration, like the others, brings the entire world into view. And so, it begs the question: “Is this the Consecration Our Lady asked for?” Another question might be, “Why has no Pope been willing to follow Our Lady’s instructions to the letter?”
We each can draw our own conclusions. But if the words of the March 25th Consecration by Pope Francis are valid, we will see a time of peace. Not merely the end of the current Russia-Ukraine War (as when Pope Pius XII’s imperfect world Consecration helped shorten WWII), but a more wide peace given to the ENTIRE world, as Our Lady promised.
For now, we wait…