Denver Newsroom, Mar 29, 2022 / 16:00 pm
Every Catholic Christian has a role to play in living out Pope Francis’ consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury has said in a pastoral letter.
“It is to Mary and for a mother’s help that we now turn at this troubled hour of history. We cannot forget that the peoples of the Ukraine and Russia have been united over the centuries in great love and veneration for the Holy Mother of God who is also our mother,” Davies said in his pastoral letter to his diocese, located northwest of Birmingham in England.
The letter was read in all churches and chapels of the diocese the weekend of Sunday March 27, following the Friday consecration of all humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine. Pope Francis led the prayers, joined by many Catholic bishops, priests, and other faithful from around the world.
“We each have our part in this consecration, by accepting Our Lady’s motherly help in opening our hearts more fully to the grace of God and all that is asked of us in the duty of each day,” Davies said.