Pope Francis has written a letter asking all Catholics to pray the act of consecration of the world, particularly Russia and Ukraine, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 12 noon on Friday, March 25.
“I ask you to join in this act by inviting the priests, religious and faithful to assemble in their churches and places of prayer on March 25, so that God’s Holy People may raise a heartfelt and choral plea to Mary our Mother,” Pope Francis said in the letter sent to all the world’s bishops.
Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters will join in union with others to pray the following, and ask others to join as well.
Act of Consecration
to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
25 March 2022
O Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, in this time of trial we turn to you. As our Mother, you love us and know us: no concern of our hearts is hidden from you. Mother of mercy, how often we have experienced your watchful care and your peaceful presence! You never cease to guide us to Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Therefore, O Mother, hear our prayer.
Star of the Sea, do not let us be
shipwrecked in the tempest of war.
Ark of the New Covenant, inspire projects
and paths of reconciliation.
Queen of Heaven, restore God’s peace
to the world.
Eliminate hatred and the thirst for revenge,
and teach us forgiveness.
Free us from war, protect our world from
the menace of nuclear weapons.
Queen of the Rosary, make us realize our
need to pray and to love.
Queen of the Human Family, show people
the path of fraternity.
Queen of Peace, obtain peace for our world.
Therefore, Mother of God and our Mother, to your Immaculate Heart we solemnly entrust and consecrate ourselves, the Church and all humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine. Accept this act that we carry out with confidence and love. Grant that war may end and peace spread throughout the world.