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Ireland to be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary


Bishops to lead Marian consecration of Ireland

Ireland will be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on August 15. The hierarchy has announced plans to travel to the Marian shrine in Knock, Co. Mayo on that date to perform the ceremony entrusting the wellbeing of the Irish to the Blessed Virgin.

The consecration comes after major letter-writing and lobbying campaigns by Catholic lay groups for such a move.

Archbishop Eamon Martin, coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh will be the principal celebrant of the Mass on that day with Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All-Ireland leading the consecration.

According to a statement from the Catholic Communications Office: “The consecration will ask Our Lady to intercede for the people of Ireland and to take their needs to her Son.” The statement added that in the Year of Faith, “it is fitting that the act of consecrating Ireland takes place since it calls to mind the woman of faith par excellence and asks for her prayers for the people of this country”.

Responding to news of the consecration, the Steering Committee for the National Consecration of Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (SCNCI), which led a 13.5 million rosary campaign seeking consecration said in a statement: “This is truly a momentous day as the two-year mission of the SCNCI comes to a successful conclusion. The waiting is over!”

24 comments:

3fbb3724-e751-11e2-b8e9-000bcdcb5194 said...

Counting rosaries again are we?

Nancy Danielson said...

This is Good News!

Dan Hunter said...

Huzzah! for the Irish bishops!

Now maybe the Holy Father can make some headway in mandating all the worlds bishops with him to consecrate Russia on one specific day.

UnamSanctam said...

13.5 million Rosaries! How do they know? Were they counting? How antediluvian and just downright old-fashioned! I mean, they COUNTED them?

Irish secularists, atheists and apostates have no chance once this done. Ireland will be Catholic again.

Waverley said...
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Liam Ronan said...

Thank you, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Ireland!

Jeanne Holler said...

Yes let us PRAY, PRAY, PRAY for OBEDIENCE to Our Blessed Mother and HOPE that the Consecration of Russia in union with all the Bishops of the world will do just as Our Lady has requested ....
This is GODD NEWS!

Liam Ronan said...

Has the United States been consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by its Bishops?
I really don't know, but considering the collapse of the American Catholic values and the political threats to the Church it might be time to push for the Consecration.

hebetissimus said...

The countries of the Middle East, the Philippines, the Pontificate of Pope Francis, and now, Ireland, all consecrated recently to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I certainly pray that Russia be added to that number, and soon, for the sake of all of us!

In answer to a question above, I am ignorant whether the United States has been consecrated to Our Lady under this title recently, but I would be very glad if it were to be renewed.

Waverley said...

Huzzah for the Irish bishops?? That would be the same courageous lot who have in recent weeks and months offered token and futile (Church of VII-style) resistance to the satanic globalist push for 'child sacrifice on demand', and whose limp efforts ultimately failed to oppose in any meaningful way this disaster? The fall, with barely a whimper from an emasculated Church, of one of the last remaining strongholds against the death culture - Brazil is next - has this escaped any Catholic's attention?

Brave men like Brady, who refused to even threaten that pro-abort 'Catholics' like the accursed Taoiseach and his filthy crew might be denied holy communion (despite public knowledge of their continuing mortal sin and scandal), and made sure to broadcast this unfathomable and unjustifiable position to the world's press. It was far too much to hope that the Cardinal might excommunicate the scum by way of example.

Yes, huzzah for these great apostles - how fortunate we are. It seems a cynical exercise to offer some cheap words about consecration to Our Lady - as a sop to the remaining faithful - when you've just sold holy Ireland to satan.

I pray the consecration is achieved, and that it marks the turning point for the blessed isle. But let us not kid ourselves about the efforts of the Irish hierarchy, who have watched with impotence for 50 years as the faith of St Patrick's patrimony has been bled dry.

Kenny said...

Waverly. You hit the nail right on the head.

Liam Ronan said...

I live in Ireland and no one here is labouring under any illusions about what sort of 'champions' our episcopacy and clergy (generally) have proven themselves to be.

Nonetheless, with such profoundly feint-hearted and weak (generally) men performing the Consecration, the immediate and future fruits of this Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary cannot be credited to anyone other than Our Lady Herself.

Slaveck Matacz said...

Let the Queen of Poland bless Ireland.

Sancte Alphonsus said...

If this catches on elsewhere it can only mean good things... very good things!

7fbc6254-eb65-11e2-85d7-000bcdcb471e said...

Only now a consecration, when everything is about to fall apart?

As mentioned above, we hope and pray the Consecration effects intent but at the same time a day late and dollar short affects prayer, too.

Matt

Crouchback said...

And what mass will they be...."performing".....???

Lately when saying the Hail Mary when I get to....."Holy Mary mother of God"......I meditate on my grand mother saying the rosary in a bomb shelter during the blitz.....and further back to her ancestors, unknown to me who fled Ireland at the time of the famine.......should the bishops not be invoking the help of past generations, who kept the faith, by having a, noble, dignified mass that the dead would have recognised.....??? Rather than some sick making knees up with river dance at half time....????

Because that is exactly what will happen.

Martin said...

I would have to agree with some of the commentators above.

At a time when we, in England, were struggling with a Government intent on laws based on non existent rights, the Hierarchy were largely silent, and if not silent, wholly ineffective.

Instead they tried to signal to Rome they heard the challenge made by the then Pope to be effective witnesses by promoting The Angelus, and re-introducing a ban on meat on a Friday.

Leadership has to be more than tokenism, and an attempt to secure The Red Hat that passed you by.

We have many good individual Bishops, but collectively they fail us, and some should heed the teaching of the current, and previous, Bishop of Rome: careerism, and ambition have no place in the Church.

We should be the Church of the poor, proclaim the Gospel, and not count candle sticks, and fail to stand up to power.

Angelo said...

When the Bishops of Portugal together consecrated Portugal to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, miraculous things happened. I am confident the same will happen to Ireland. Our Lady gave 15 Promises to those who devote themselves to praying the Rosary. Those 15 Promises, promise total and complete Peace. Our Lady like Her Son does not break Her Promises. If only we Americans would do like the Irish and Count Rosaries, God would put in the Hearts of our Bishops to do the same.

Siobhan said...

Liam - On May 13, 1846, the bishops of the United States adopted a decree by which they chose the Blessed Virgin Mary, conceived without sin, as Patroness of the United States. They would petition Rome for formal approval which was granted by Pope Pius IX on February 7, 1847 when he consecrated the USA under the title of the Immaculate Conception. The country was reconsecrated on November 11, 2006 at the National Shrine in Washington, DC with Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Holy See nuncio to the United States participating. What I find interesting is notice the first date, May 13th, 71 years before Fatima. Our Lady has always had a strong connection to the USA, and it is she,Our Holy Queen, who will ultimately save us.

Liam Ronan said...

Siobhan,
Thank you very much for the information. I appreciate it.
What I gather from your explanation is that the US was consecrated to Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception and not under her title of the Immaculate Heart, under which latter title Jesus specifically wanted all of the world to recognize and acknowledge Her Triumph?

Angelo said...

Liam Ronan, What you say is very true. Our Lady told Sister Lucia Dos Santos that God willed to establish in the world, devotion to Her Immaculate Heart. To be venerated alongside of His Sacred Heart. Our Lady added that the peace of the world has been entrusted to Her Immaculate Heart by God, and only She can bring about Peace. At this time in history the greatest title of Our Lady is the IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY. May God be thanked and praised for all eternity for this which is His Divine Will.

Fernando. said...

This doesn't make any sense, the bishops of Ireland can't consecrate Ireland because they do not represent nor the country nor the Irish people. It's not their job, they are just normal people living there. At most, they will be consecreating the people who will attend the event.

To perform a real consecration, it must be the authority over all the Irish who can do it, capable of a universal representation, so you can really say that Ireland is requesting to be consecrated. The best figure for this is the (Catholic) King of Ireland. Or in worst case scenario, the president of the republic.



michael said...

This is a good start. Encouraging the
daily Rosary in Parishes would be
a great help for the faith as well.
Fr. Hugh Thwaites believed that in the future,"the Church will be made up of those that pray the daily Rosary as a family."

Ramadan said...

It was the Irish judiciary that brought abortion to Ireland bia the extraordinary finding of the Supreme Court. And not one Irish judge opened his mouth about it! I had been led to believe that there were some genuine Catholics among the judiciary but was clearly misinformed. Pra y for Ireland and pray for Catholic judges,