For the first time ever, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila will consecrate the Archdiocese of Denver to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2017, the 100th anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima.
The act of consecration will take place at the end of a Marian prayer service at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, and Archbishop Aquila invites parishes across the archdiocese to participate, either by attending the service at the cathedral, or via livestream.
Archdiocese consecrating itself to Immaculate Heart of Mary for first time ever
While there is a long history of consecration to Mary, the practice of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is closely linked to the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. During the third apparition, on July 13, 1917, Our Lady said to the three little shepherds: “God wishes to establish the devotion to her Immaculate Heart in the world in order to save souls from hell and bring about world peace, and also asked for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart.”
Pope Pius XII consecrated the Church and the entire world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Oct. 31, 1942, as World War II continued to rage on. “To you, to your Immaculate Heart, in this tragic hour of human history, we confide our fortunes, putting ourselves in your hands,” the Pope prayed.
The Archdiocese of Denver has never before been consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver rededicated the Archdiocese of Denver to the Immaculate Conception on Dec. 8, 2004, 150 years after the establishment of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.
- Learn about personal consecration, get details and sign up for updates at https://archden.org/heartofmary/.
- Event schedule and details of what to expect: https://archden.org/heartofmary/join/
- Livestream link: https://archden.org/livestream/
Learn more about the Catholic Faith: http://www.stjosephfc.org/adults/ .