Thursday, March 30, 2017

San Francisco Archdiocese and Holland's Dioceses to be Consecrated to Immaculate Heart

(Amsterdam / San Francisco) The dioceses of the Netherlands and the Archdiocese of San Francisco in the USA are consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Apparition of the Virgin Mary.
In 1917, in Portugal, near Fatima, theMother of God appeared to three shepherd children. She let the children see terrible things, but also gave them the promise that "in the end" Her Immaculate Heart would "triumph".

Liefrauenbasilika of Maastricht

As the Katholiek Nieuwsblad published on March 21, the bishops of the Netherlands will jointly dedicate the land to the Immaculate Heart of Mary this May 13th. On May 13, 1917, the first of a total of six apparitions took place, which happened till October on the 13th of each month. On 13th May 2017, Pope Francis will visit Fatima and canonize the first two seers to die, the siblings Francisco and Jacinta Marto.
Jacinta was seven years old at the time of the first appearance, and her brother Francisco, eight years. The third seer's child, her cousin, Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, was then ten. Francisco died in April 1919, Jacinta in February 1920 and Lucia in February of 2005. On May 13, 2000 the siblings were beatified by Pope John Paul II in Fatima. The beatification process for Lucia has been ongoing since 2008.
The consecration of the Netherlands to the Immaculate Heart of Mary will take place on the 13th of May in Maastricht's Liebfrauenbasilika during the First Vespers.

Consecration of the Archdiocese of San Francisco

On March 28, the Archdiocese of San Francisco announced in California (USA) that the Archdiocese was to be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on 7 October 2017. The declaration is signed by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone himself. According to the Archbishop, "the desire of many faithful" who asked for the consecration of "Our Archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary".

Preparing for the Consecration of the Archdiocese of San Francisco

Archbishop Cordileone recalled the 100th anniversary of the Virgin Mary's death in Fatima. He voted for the consecration on 7 October, because this day coincides with the celebration of the Rosary, an "important day" in which the victorious battle of Lepanto will be remembered. The Rosary, in turn, is closely connected with Fatima.
The Archbishop called on the faithful to prepare spiritually for the consecration so that it could be "fruitful". He announced to the Catechists. He is confident that through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Archdiocese will be given "rich graces" when "we are spiritually prepared and adequately prepared."
In preparation for the Consecration, a special page was established at the Archbishop's website.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Wikicommons /
Trans: Tancred
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Anonymous said...

WOW. Finally some good news!

PaxTecum77 said...

Great News, The Fatima children to be canonized! I daily seek the intercession of Bl. Francisco Marto asking for a greater love of the Rosary and to console the Sacred heart of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. Bl. Jacinta Marto I invoke for a greater zeal for the salvation of souls. The Servant of God Sister Maria Lucia of Jesus and the Immaculate heart for a firmer resignation in accepting all the sufferings God sends me in reparation for sins and for the conversion of poor sinners. That San Francisco will be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary I hope will bring an end to sins of the flesh in that Archdiocese. I wish the US Bishops would make a formal act of the Consecration for the whole US as well.

Anonymous said...

Our Blessed Mother is gathering her army in readiness for the coming "mother of all battles", which is surely not far away now.

These 2 examples are not isolated instances. Many similar "outbreaks" of traditional Marian devotion seem to be springing up unexpectedly in the most unusual areas and circumstances - contradicting the prevailing "spirit" of the modern, Godless world we now live in.

Our Lady is not sitting idly by while the demon rips Holy Mother Church (and society) asunder. Mary's Army is being called to arms, slowly but surely - like the incessant rhythmic beat of war drums. Souls tepid to her are becoming more fervent devotees (including perhaps some Dutch bishops?) and devoted souls (perhaps + Cordileone?) are coming to the realization that they may need to lay down their lives for her in need.

As Satan is itching for a fight (paraphrasing Sister Lucy de Santos), he's going to get one and it will be more than he can handle!

Thank God (and Our Holy Mother) for holy bishops like Archbishop Cordileone and those Dutch bishops who faithfully promoted this initiative in a nation which is ostensibly a hot-bed of liberal dissent and modernism.

All for God's greater glory!
Ave Maria!

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Tancred said...

Do you have to be so profane?

Anonymous said...

My Wife asks that question constantly.
Its tough because everyone I work around is a gutter mouth and I have allowed it to rub off on me.

JBQ said...

When I was mustered out of the Navy, I brought a gutter mouth with me. My Irish mother asked me to stop. Actually, I didn't realize what my mannerisms were. Women are the carriers of civilization and a gentle prod every so often is a good thing.