San Francisco, Calif., Mar 28, 2017 / 23:08 pm
In the centennial year of the Marian apparitions at Fatima, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco will consecrate his archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
"I am confident that the archdiocese will receive many graces through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary if we are spiritually prepared and properly disposed," Archbishop Cordileone said. "For this act of consecration to bear fruit, we must prepare ourselves spiritually and with catechesis for this significant day."
Archbishop Cordileone said the consecration comes in response to "numerous requests from the faithful."
The Oct. 7 consecration falls on the same day as the archdiocese's Annual Rosary Rally, which takes place on the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary.