Consecration of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
It was through the Blessed Virgin Mary that Jesus came into the world, and it is also through her that He must reign in the world.
In the very moment of conception of Jesus in the womb of Mary, Jesus entrusted his whole being to her. Similarly, by this act of consecration, we allow Mary to actualize her mediation, enriching our diocese with a higher degree of grace and greater likeness to Christ. We surrender the diocese completely to God and His service, giving the same yes that Mary gave when she bore Jesus in her womb. The act of consecration dedicates the diocese and all the good works that come from it to our Lady and her desires, in order to more fully complete the will of her Son.
The Most Rev. John M. Quinn, September 8, 2011
This renewal will be made every year as an act of love and devotion to Our Lady.
Explanation of Consecration:
With the Solemn Act of Consecration to Your Immaculate Heart, I also encourage all the presbytery, deacons, consecrated religious, and lay people of my diocese to promote “the Five First Saturdays Devotion” in reparation for the five greatest offenses addressed to Your Immaculate Heart and the daily prayer of the Holy Rosary as You have requested at Fatima to obtain peace in the hearts, in the families, in the nations, in the whole world, and to become humble instruments of the Great Triumph of Your Immaculate Heart in the world, as you have prophesized in Fatima.
~Solemn Act of Consecration of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
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