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Appendix IV


O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God, Mother of the Church and of each one of us. In response to Pope Benedict XV who in anguish on May 5, 1917 cried out to Thee in the name of the whole Church — asking Thee to show humanity the way of Peace; Thou came to Fatima on May 13, 1917 and subsequently on the 13th of June, July, August, September and October 1917. Thou returned as Thou had promised on June 13, 1929, and revealed that God asks for our act of Consecration of Russia to Thy Immaculate Heart.

Thou said at that momentous vision:

"The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father to make and to command all the Catholic Bishops of the world to make the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, promising to save Russia by this means."

Ever mindful of the words of Jesus that "it is never too late to have recourse to Jesus and Mary" we now, undertake to obey the Will of the Most Holy Trinity revealed to us through Thy words on that day in the Solemn Extraordinary Vision of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Sacrifice of the Mass.

We intend, by the following act of Reparation and of Consecration of Russia to Thy Immaculate Heart, to obey Thy request in the manner that Thou, Our Most Dear and Holy Mother, have requested so that the peace that has been so long desired and which Thou promised may be granted.

We promise in gratitude to Thee and in reparation for all the sins committed in the past and present against Thy Immaculate Heart to promote among all the faithful the pious devotion of the Five First Saturdays of Communions of Reparation to Thy Immaculate Heart as Thou requested.

We know that nothing happens to nations or individuals unless God wills or permits it. Our poor human race is engulfed by evils of every description: including war, murder of the unborn, famine, pestilence and persecution of the Church.

We now turn to Thee, Our Dear Mother and Mediatrix of all Graces — Our Lady of the Rosary, Thou art our only hope for overcoming the evils of our times and the approaching punishments, which we, sinful humanity, so justly deserve. Mindful that, without Thy help, we cannot overcome these evils on our own, we now turn to Thee in humble supplication to beg Thy help.

It is to Thee, the "Woman" predicted in Sacred Scripture (Gen 3:15), Who has the Commission from God — to crush the Serpent’s head, the head of satan, who is a murderer and a liar from the beginning. Thou art that same "Woman" Who Jesus addressed from the cross and left to us as His last will and testament as Our Mother (John 19) — and Thou art indeed the same "Woman" spoken of in Chapter 12 of the Apocalypse Who is clothed with the sun and Who at Fatima was clothed with the sun. It is to Thy Immaculate Heart that we consecrate Russia.

We recognize that all authority comes from God, and mindful of the authority God has entrusted to us to "make disciples of all nations" — we, the successors of the Apostles, engage our authority to consecrate a nation. We hereby consecrate Russia to His service through that nation’s consecration to Thy Immaculate Heart.

We recognize that great crimes against God have been committed in Russia. Therefore, we offer on this day of prayer, reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the crime of State Atheism, and all the sacrileges and blasphemies that the godless Soviet regime has perpetrated in Russia.

We pray in fraternal solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Russia who have suffered so horribly, who have been persecuted, tortured, imprisoned and killed. We pray that Russia be saved: that it be converted to the holy Catholic Faith, and that it be made a vessel of divine election.

We make this consecration in response to God and to Thee, Our Blessed Lady, and in response to the millions of petitions made by the Faithful everywhere, particularly the requests for this Act of Consecration made by many of the Russian people who indeed are close to our heart.

And we, so that our fervent prayers for conversion of our generation to Jesus Christ the King and that the fervent prayers and aspiration of all the Faithful and in particular the Faithful of Russia may be heard, and to give to Thee, O Immaculate Virgin Mary, the testimony of our devotion and obedience so now we in a most solemn and public manner consecrate, and entrust all the people of Russia to Thy Immaculate Heart, with the firm hope that soon, thanks to the all-powerful patronage of Thee, O Blessed Virgin Mary, the wishes which we form may be happily fulfilled, for a true peace, fraternal concord and the liberty due to all, and in the first place to the Church. Thus by our prayer, united to Thy own and that of the whole Christian people, the Kingdom of the Savior Jesus Christ will be firmly established over all the earth: "A Kingdom of truth and life, a Kingdom of holiness and grace, a Kingdom of justice, love and peace."

And I suppliantly ask Thee, O Most Merciful Mother, to obtain from Thy Divine Son, Heavenly light for our minds and for our souls, the strength and courage by which, being supernaturally upheld, we all will be able to repulse and overcome all errors and impiety. Amen.