Peruvians to consecrate country to Virgin Mary in wake of devastating earthquake

.- On August 30, at noon local time, Peruvians will consecrate their country to the Virgin Mary during the closing of the National Eucharistic Congress presided over by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, in front of the Cathedral of Chimbote in northern Peru.

The official consecration prayer, which makes specific reference to the devastation that Peru is experiencing from the earthquake that left 500 dead and more than 100,000 homeless, has been disseminated by the Apostolate for the Family Rosary.

“Today, Mary, the eyes of the brothers and sisters of Jesus, who is only Son of the Eternal Father, and of you, ever Virgin, turn to you. In this hour of grace and blessing for Peru, we desire to reaffirm our faith in Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life, whose Word we wish to receive in our hearts as you received it, being renewed by the Eucharist.
Today we wish to entrust to you the future that awaits us, and we implore you to accompany us in our commitment,” the prayer begins.

“Holy Mary,” it continues, “we know the road is arduous; this glorious land, the birthplace of saints, is now afflicted by violence and death, by poverty and injustice. Mother of the Church, enlighten the people of Peru along the paths of faith, hope and love! Help us to live the commitment of our consecration for the benefit of the entire Peruvian people, our coast, mountains and rain forest.  Comfort the sad and the depressed, those who have no families, or loved ones or friends.”

“In your hands, oh Virgin, we place the hopes and fatigues, joys and sorrows of the families that live in his land that you love so much,” the prayer goes on to say.  “We wish to offer to you the entire People of God that journeys in Peru and place ourselves close to your motherly Immaculate Heart, in order that we might be courageous witnesses of the truth, defenders of the dignity of our brothers and sisters, and builders of unity. Pray for us, Holy Mother of God. We want to live for Christ. Amen,” the prayer concludes.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic

Liturgical Calendar

April 23, 2014

Wednesday within the Octa ve of Easter

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 28:8-15


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Acts 3:1-10
Gospel:: Lk 24:13-35

Saint of the Day

St. Adalbert of Prague »


Homily of the Day

Mt 28:8-15


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: