Newsletter of the District
- May 1998
We reprint here the article which appeared in the Feb. - March 1998
Newsletter about these consecrations in order to intensify this
campaign. In the actual text of the prayer, one must choose the
appropriate words where needed.
Campaign for the Consecrations of
Countries, Cities, Barangays and Companies
to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
shall call me blessed. " (Lk. I, 48) "God wishes to establish in
the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. " "If what I say to you
is done, many souls will be saved and there will be PEACE..." (Our
Lady of Fatima, October 13, 1917)
The great design
of God for our century, His irrevocable decision, is to make the
Immaculate Heart of His Most Holy Mother loved, praised and glorified
by all souls and by all nations as well. To this Immaculate Heart,
God has entrusted incomparable treasures of grace to be poured on
all Christendom, because He wishes Her to receive a solemn, official
and public veneration everywhere, and because He wills that She
reigns in truth over the Church and over all peoples. One word is
enough to call to mind all the benefits of the temporal order: peace.
In His love for Her and His eternal decree to make Her Mediatrix
of all graces and dispenser of all good things, the Holy Trinity
wishes to make Her, in our century, the source and the unique custodian
of the gift of peace, to whom we must have recourse.
want you to continue reciting the Rosary every day in honor of Our
Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace in the world ... because only
She can help you." (Our Lady of Fatima, July 13, 1917)
visible and historical proof of the power of this consecration:
On May 13,
1931, after the favorable enquiry on the apparitions of Fatima (1917),
the Cardinal, Archbishops and Bishops of Portugal solemnly consecrated
Portugal to the Immaculate Heart in front of a crowd of 300,000
On May 13,
1942, Cardinal Cerejeira attributed to the protection of Our Lady
of Fatima the triple miracle taking place in Portugal in the eyes
of the whole world: firstly a miracle of conversion by an admirable
Catholic renaissance; secondly, a miracle of political and social
renewal, and thirdly, a miracle of peace, since Portugal was
preserved from the communist terror of the Spanish Civil War as
well as from the Second World War.
5, 1939, seven months before the declaration of war, Sister Lucy
wrote to her bishop that "in this horrible war, Portugal would be
spared becaused of the national consecration to the Immaculate
Heart of Mary made by the bishops."
is required of each of us in this consecration to
(that is to put under Her protection, Her care) each of us individually
first of all, but also to consecrate whomever and whatever is under
our jurisdiction, our families, our companies, our parishes, our
barangays, our cities, our nation.
What is at
stake is too precious to neglect such simple means offered by Heaven
for our own good. At the social level, much good can be obtained
by the wise decisions and firm measures of our leaders. However,
the evils afflicting our societies are so deep that any measure
at the natural level can only be supeficial and temporary. Supernatural
help is needed for a profound and lasting change in people's hearts
and at the social level. This is what is offered?by God through
this easy and simple consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
of hearts, and social peace.
Holy Father, Our Lord promises a special protection to our country
in this war, due to the consecration of the nation, by the Portuguese
Prelates, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary; as proof of the
graces that would have been granted to other nations, had they also
consecrated themselves to Her. " (Sister Lucy to Pope Pius Xll,
December 2, 1940)
the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph."
(Our Lady of Fatima, July 13, 1917)
of Country, City, Barangay or Company to the Immaculate Heart of
of the Most Holy Rosary and tender Mother of men, to fulfill the
desires of the Sacred Heart and the request of the Vicar of your
Son on earth, we [who have been elected President/Governor/Mayor/Barangay
Captain]* solemnly consecrate ourselves and our (Country/Province/City/Barangay/Company)
to your Immaculate Heart. Take it from our fragile hands into your
own, defend it and guard it as your property; make Jesus reign,
conquer and rule in it. Outside of Him there is no salvation.
for our (Country/Province/City/Barangay/Company) and our nation,
O Our Lady, in this troubled hour when the unclean waves of an open
immorality, which has even lost the notion of sin, exalt the flesh
in the face of the very Cross of your Son, threatening to choke
in this world the lily of virtue nourished by the Eucharistic Blood
of Jesus. Virgin most powerful, pray for us.
for our (Country /Province/City/Barangay/Company), O Mediatrix of
graces, when uncontrolled passions threaten the peace of civilisation
founded on the the teaching of your Son, deceiving minds, perverting
hearts and lighting the fire of hatred and revolution in our society.
Help of Christians, pray for us!
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, from the spreading flood of modern paganism,
kindle in our hearts and homes the love of the Commandments, the
practice of the Christian life and an ardent zeal for souls and
for the holiness of family life.
all, O Virgin Mary, around your Son, in the love of the Church and
in respect for order and fraternal charity. Queen of Peace, pray
with confidence to you, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love
inflame us with the same divine fire which has inflamed your own
hearts, our homes, our (Country/Province/City/Barangay/Company)
your shrine, and through us make the Heart of Jesus rule and triumph
in our Barangay, in every family and in our whole nation. Amen.
the consecration of companies and businesses, omit the words in
of those who have consecrated their City or Barangay to the Immaculate
Heart of Mary at Our Lady of Victories Church, New Manila
City (pop. 2.2 million) by Mayor Mel Mathay,
March 1, 1998.
Aguho, Pateros, by Brgy Captain, on April 5, 1998.
Arenas Arayat, Pampanga, by Brgy Captain Bernardo C. Sarmiento,
on March 28, 1998 (in Pampanga).
Masagana, Manila, by Brgy Captain Dionisia Mc Reyes, on March
Balantang, Jaro, Panay, by Brgy Captain Jerel B. Agules, on
March 15, 1998 (in Iloilo).
San Rafael, Manila, by Brgy Captain Precila B. Ramiez, March
Camutan Norte, Leganes, Panay,.by Brgy Captain, on March 1, 1998.
St. Martin de Porres, Cubao, by Brgy Captain, on Feb. 8, 1998.
Immaculate Conception, New Manila, by Brgy Captain Nenuka M.
Chua Go, on February 1, 1998.
Pinagkaisahan, New Manila, by Brgy Captain Vivian Quitiquit,
on January 25, 1998.
Mariana, New Manila, by Brgy Captain Bong San Miguel on January