On Sunday 13th October, the date of the last apparition of Our Lady in Fatima in 1917, Pope Francis will consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
For those who aren't sure what this means, it means all who join in the consecration, either in person or through prayer, will put their complete trust in Mary, our Mother and will let her lead them in all things. By this act of consecration we give our lives to Mary, she is our refuge and we allow her to guide our lives. The Pope is inviting the whole world to join and will ask Our Lady to guide the entire world. It is an opportunity we cannot miss and we should be encouraging EVERYONE to take part.
To prepare yourself for this joyous occasion why not join in the Novena led by www.praymorenovenas.com?
The novena starts this Friday 4th October and is a beautiful way to start preparing for the big day! If you sign up, you will start to receive the novena prayers to your email inbox so that you can say them at a time suitable to you!
Also, when you sign up you will start to receive notifications and prayers for all novenas taking place throughout the year!
Let us all join together in praying the novena and preparing ourselves for the world to be consecrated to our Mother's Immaculate Heart. It is not something we can afford to miss. Would you say no to your Mother?
For more details on the official consecration in Rome read this in-depth article at the Catholic Herald.