England Consecrated To Our Lady?editor
Email received from Westminster Fly this morning…
I don’t know if you heard about the Fatima event at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 18th February. It was the most packed I’ve ever seen it. They had to close the doors at one point and stop letting people in.
We only went for the re-consecration of England by Cardinal Nichols, which World Apostolate of Fatima had previously advertised, as we had already got the TLM earlier that morning at another church. World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF) who organised the event, had previously announced in their flyer that the re-consecration of England would take place before Mass, so that was all we really wanted to go for, to witness that, and we hadn’t intended to stay for the Mass at Westminster. In the event, the re-consecration took place at the end of Mass, so we had to stay for Mass. We couldn’t leave as the place was so packed, that if we had gone out, we would never have got back in again.
Although the day was a great act of honour and devotion to Our Lady by the faithful, I couldn’t help feeling disappointed. The pre-event blurb specifically stated that Cardinal Nichols would re-consecrate England to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He did mention in his sermon that he was going to ‘re-consecrate ourselves and country’ at the end of the Mass, but when we read the re-consecration prayer in the brochure that he actually recited, it didn’t actually mention England at all. It seems to be a problem with those affected by the post-conciliar diabolical disorientation – they can’t actually understand that a nation/person/place/item to be consecrated, has to be specifically mentioned as being the object of the consecration. Hence, Russia still not being consecrated.
The prayer used was an ‘edited’ (read butchered) version of the prayer used by Cardinal Griffin to consecrate England to the Immaculate Heart in 1948. I wonder who was responsible for ‘editing’ the 1948 prayer? – whether it was WAF or the Cathedral authorities? I’ve noticed other butchering of prayers related to Fatima in order to accommodate the WAF party line. The Litany of Our Lady of Fatima, was authorised and indulgenced by the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon in 1938. The new version, has had the words ‘Our Lady of Fatima, preserve us from the dangers of communism’ removed – as if the world were now completely free from the threat of communism. Unfortunately, the World Apostolate of Fatima is going to do very well out of the Centenary – and spread a load of material in the UK saying that the consecration of Russia was done in 1984. I worry that the truth about Fatima is becoming increasingly marginalised. End.
Westminster Fly’s email attached a copy of the Consecration Prayer so that we could judge for ourselves… HAS, in your opinion, England been consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary?
The Act of Consecration of England and Wales to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was read by His Eminence Cardinal Griffin within the Abbey Grounds of Walsingham on July 16th 1948.
All kneel as the following edited version is read.
ACT OF CONSECRATION
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Refuge of the Human Race, Mother of the Church, we turn to you, confident that we shall receive mercy, grace, assistance and protection, through the great goodness of your Maternal Heart.
To you and your Immaculate Heart, in this centenary year of the apparitions at Fatima, we re-consecrate ourselves in union not only with the Church, the Mystical Body of your Son, but also with the entire world.
May the sight of the widespread material and moral destruction, the sorrows and anguish of countless fathers and mothers, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, and innocent children, and the souls in danger of being lost eternally, move you to compassion.
O Mother of Mercy, Queen of Peace, through your intercession obtain peace for us from God through His grace; peace in truth, justice and charity, that the Kingdom of God may prevail.
Extend your protection to those who do not believe and do not find hope in God, and to all those still in the shadow of death; give them peace and grant that on them, too, may shine the sun of truth, that they may unite with us in proclaiming before the one and only Saviour of the world:”Glory to God in the highest and peace to men of good will.”
Give peace to those who have separated themselves from you; bring them back to the fold of Christ under the one true shepherd.
Obtain peace for the Holy Church of God; stop the spread of secularism and relativism; enkindle in the faithful the love of purity, the practice of Christian life, and an apostolic zeal, so that the servants of God may increase in merit and number.
We consecrate ourselves forever to you and to your Immaculate Heart, Our Mother and Queen: that your love and patronage may hasten the triumph of the Kingdom of God and that all nations, at peace with one another and with God, may proclaim you blessed and with you may raise their voices to sing the everlasting Magnificat of glory, love and gratitude to the Heart of Jesus, where alone they can find truth and peace