The Consecration of Russia (and …)
come to ask for the Consecration of Russia to my
Immaculate Heart. If people attend to my requests,
Russia will be converted and the world will have
peace. … If my requests are heeded, Russia will
be converted, and there will be peace. If not, she
will spread her errors throughout the world, causing
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”
— Mary, Mother of God, July 13, 1917, Fatima,
the Mother of God,
did not give a “formula” for consecrating Russia to
her Immaculate Heart, but simply asked that the pope,
in union with all the bishops of the world, consecrate
Russia to her Immaculate Heart. In response, we would
expect something equally simple and unambiguous
as Mary’s own request, such as:
“In union with all the bishops of the world I consecrate
Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Amen”
The above sentence
we find a good deal more in the way of “extras”
— to “flesh out” the simplicity of what Mary actually
asked for. Let us call them “riders”, “clauses”,
or “addenda”, if you will).
Nowhere in Mary’s simple
request do we find:
the Ukraine, too”
the whole world”
all the animals, fish, crustacea, stones, minerals,
plants, mushrooms, and everything that grows that
does not contribute to the carbon-plant-print,
and every animal that does not contribute to the
methane-print, or otherwise contaminate the
environment and/or are a violation of the U.N.
Environmental Programme (UNEP]
It is noteworthy that
in his one-thousand-thirty-six word “consecration”,
name “Russia” first appears, it is preceded by three
“other” consecrations! In the apparent order
of importance, first comes:
but Ukraine also (yes, we are aware that Ukraine was
“once” part of Russia — just as Belorussia, Uzbekistan,
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova,
Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia
were — who did not make it on Francis’s list. We understand
the pressing and present suffering involved in Russia’s
unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the destruction and
human misery it continues to cause — and we are deeply
sympathetic with their plight — nevertheless, Ukraine
is not the country that Mary explicitly asked
to be consecrated in her request. It was Russia alone.
The 12 other countries that formerly comprised the USSR
are also not included. This becomes all the more clear
in light of the fact that former USSR became,
once again, simply Russia on December
What is more,
Francis further adds to
the future of the
whole human family
and expectations of every people
and hopes of the world
Did he leave
anything, anyone, or any substance out?
us look at
a few of the many … addenda, riders, and clauses
… added by Francis: After all, he freely edits the Word
of God in Sacred Scripture (especially concerning the
6th Commandment), the Sacred Deposit of Faith, and Church
Teaching, so it is quite in keeping with Francis’s penchant
for adding to and omitting from God’s Commandments and
His Holy Mother’s explicit instructions:
The “Official” translation
of the Act of Consecration:
“O Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, in this time
of trial we turn to you. As our Mother, you love
us and know us: no concern of our hearts is hidden from
you. Mother of mercy, how often we have experienced
your watchful care and your peaceful presence!
You never cease to guide us to Jesus, the Prince of
Yet we have strayed from that path of peace. We
have forgotten the lesson learned from the tragedies
of the last century, the sacrifice of the millions who
fell in two world wars. We have disregarded the commitments
we made as a community of nations. We have betrayed
peoples’ dreams of peace and the hopes of the young.
We grew sick with greed, we thought only of our own
nations and their interests, we grew indifferent and
caught up in our selfish needs and concerns. We
chose to ignore God, to be satisfied with our illusions,
to grow arrogant and aggressive, to suppress innocent
lives and to stockpile weapons. We stopped being our
neighbor’s [note: not “brothers” as in Sacred Scripture]
keepers and stewards of our common home.
We have ravaged the garden of the earth with war and
by our sins we have broken the heart of our heavenly
Father, who desires us to be brothers and sisters. We
grew indifferent to everyone and everything except ourselves.
Now with shame we cry out: Forgive us, Lord!
Holy Mother, amid the misery of our sinfulness, amid
our struggles and weaknesses, amid the mystery of
iniquity that is evil and war [ed. This
is Francis’s own “unique” interpretation of the “mystery
of iniquity” which he uses to bolster his personal belief
that it is “evil and war” by adverting to 2 Thessalonians
2.7 — which mentions neither), you
remind us that God never abandons us, but continues
to look upon us with love, ever ready to forgive us
and raise us up to new life. He has given you
to us and made your Immaculate Heart a refuge for the
Church and for all humanity”
Let us pause a moment and recall Jorge’s statement on
Wednesday, 2 February 2022 affirming the
non-Catholic doctrine of “Universal Salvation
(“everyone goes to Heaven)”. At that time, he unequivocally
stated verbatim (in his own words) that:
are all saved sinners”
those who have denied the faith”
the persecutors of the Church”
have denied their baptism”
blasphemers, all of them … the saints, the sinners,
of them” *
begs answering; are, then, Judas, Herod, Hitler,
Himmler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, and every other mass-murderer
and genocidal maniac who detested the Catholic Church,
now to be deemed “Saint Adolph Hitler?”, “Saint
Josef Stalin”? “Saint Mao Zedong”? “Saint
Judas Iscariot”? “Saint Herod”?” Is every child-molester,
murderer, monster — and every indescribable pervert
now to be counted in the Litany of the Saints?
If “we are all saved”, then why not? —
Now to continue
with Jorge’s “consecration”:
“By God’s gracious will, you are ever with us; even
in the most troubled moments of our history, you are
there to guide us with tender love.
We now turn to you and knock at the door of your heart.
We are your beloved children. In every age you make
yourself known to us, calling us to conversion. At this
dark hour, help us and grant us your comfort.
Say to us once more: “Am I not here, I who am your Mother?”
You are able to untie the knots of our hearts and of
our times. In you we place our trust. We are confident
that, especially in moments of trial, you will not be
deaf to our supplication and will come to our aid.
That is what you did at Cana in Galilee, when you interceded
with Jesus and he worked the first of his signs [not
“miracles”: “This beginning
of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee”:
Saint John 2.11– ed.].
To preserve the joy of the wedding feast, you said to
him: “They have no wine” (Jn 2:3). Now, O Mother,
repeat those words and that prayer, for in our own day
we have run out of the wine of hope, joy has fled, fraternity
has faded. We have forgotten our humanity and
squandered the gift of peace. We opened our hearts
to violence and destructiveness. How greatly we
need your maternal help!
Therefore, O Mother, hear our prayer.
Star of the Sea, do not let us be shipwrecked in the
tempest of war.
Ark of the New Covenant, inspire projects and
paths of reconciliation [think Amoris Laetitia
Queen of Heaven, restore God’s peace to the world.
Eliminate hatred and the thirst for revenge, and teach
Free us from war, protect our world from the menace
of nuclear weapons.
Queen of the Rosary, make us realize our need to pray
and to love.
Queen of the Human Family,
show people the path of fraternity.
Queen of Peace, obtain peace for our world.
O Mother, may your sorrowful plea stir our hardened
hearts. May the tears you shed for us make this
valley parched by our hatred blossom anew. Amid
the thunder of weapons, may your prayer turn our thoughts
to peace. May your maternal touch soothe those
who suffer and flee from the rain of bombs. May
your motherly embrace comfort those forced to leave
their homes and their native land. May your Sorrowful
Heart move us to compassion and inspire us to open our
doors and to care for our brothers and sisters who are
injured and cast aside.
Holy Mother of God, as you stood beneath the cross,
Jesus, seeing the disciple at your side, said: “Behold
your son” (Jn 19:26). In this way he entrusted
each of us to you. To the disciple, and to each
of us, he said: “Behold, your Mother” (v. 27).
Mother Mary, we now desire to welcome you
into our lives and our history.
[Has not Mary
always been a central figure in our
“history” as Catholics? — or did she
only become so “now”, on 25 March 2022, when
Francis “officially” desired to welcome her?
— ed.] At this hour, a weary and distraught humanity
stands with you beneath the cross, needing to entrust
itself to you and, through you, to consecrate itself
to Christ. The people of Ukraine and Russia, who
venerate you with great love, now turn to you, even
as your heart beats with compassion for them and for
all those peoples decimated by war, hunger, injustice
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. Accept this act that we
carry out with confidence and love. Grant that
war may end and peace spread throughout the world.
The “Fiat” that arose from your heart opened the doors
of history to the Prince of Peace. We trust that,
through your heart, peace will dawn once more.
To you we consecrate the future of the whole human
family, the needs and expectations of
every people, the anxieties and hopes
of the world.
Through your intercession, may God’s mercy be poured
out on the earth and the gentle rhythm of peace return
to mark our days. Our Lady of the “Fiat”, on whom
the Holy Spirit descended, restore among us the harmony
that comes from God. May you, our “living fountain
of hope”, water the dryness of our hearts. In
your womb Jesus took flesh; help us to foster the growth
of communion. You once trod the streets of our
world; lead us now on the paths of peace. Amen.”
Francis 25 March 2022
saccharine plea for our consolation and
desires continues until the penultimate paragraph (the
one preceding the very last in the laundry-list of what
Jorge asks of Mary Most Holy), where — even there when
it is finally adverted to — it is admixt with things
Mary did not ask to be consecrated!
stands: was Jorge’s “Consecration” THE Consecration
that Mary had long asked for? I am inclined to think
not. There is far too much of PachaPapa’s own
desires and social screed that precede
the enfeebled and ambiguous “consecration”.
But then, if
he can strike out God’s own words in Sacred Scripture,
and revise Jesus Christ’s only prayer given to men (the
conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer), ignore and despise
2000 years of Sacred Tradition — what is it, short
of a mere solecism, to twist the explicit words of God’s
own Mother to suit his own worldly agenda?
Ora pro nobis Sancta Dei
On 15 January 2015 Jorge,
while defending other religions from Catholicism, famously
said that "if anyone cursed his mother, he could expect
a punch in the nose" https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-30838667
Jorge, what would you expect if someone slapped Mary
the Mother of God in the face by using her to further
his own worldly ambitions and ends?
The message from Mary at Fatima is not an Article
of Faith. You are free to believe it
or not to believe it. The latter does not incur
sin. For myself, given the Messenger, I give
it full credence — as millions of other
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