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Bishops to consecrate PHL to Mary

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MANILA, April 5, 2013 – Admitting how Filipinos remain ‘a people in love with Mary’, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has decided to hold a simultaneous national consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on June 8. 

Eager for Mary’s guidance, especially during the nine-year preparation for the coming 500th anniversary of Christianity’s arrival in the country, all bishops and priests will consecrate the Philippines to the Blessed Virgin Mary on June 8, at 10 a.m. in all dioceses, prelatures and vicariates. 

In preparation for the consecration itself, catechesis on Marian consecration will be done in the dioceses, down to the parish levels starting May. 

It will feature the 33-day preparation for consecration, as taught by St. Louis de Montfort, who also talked about how an individual’s personal consecration to Mary could be nothing else but a “perfect consecration to Jesus.” 

Digos Bishop Guillermo Afable, Bishop of Digos heads the ad hoc committee to  spearhead the national consecration, as designated by the CBCP Permanent Council. 

The Episcopal Commissions on Liturgy and Social Communications and Mass Media, Amb. Howard Q. Dee of Bahay Maria- Assisi Development Foundation, Fr. Yulito Ignacio, and the CBCP General Secretariat will assist Bp. Afable in promoting and planning for the consecration and related pre-events. 

The decision to have a national consecration was agreed upon by the CBCP during its 106th Plenary Assembly last January 28. [Nirva’ana Ella Delacruz] 

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6 Responses to Bishops to consecrate PHL to Mary

  1. Looking forward to that very momentous day 08 June 2013, where the Philippines will be under the protege of the Immaculate Heart of Mama Mary.

    Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

    fred
    April 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm
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  2. Would not June 8, 2013 be too late? Maybe that national consecration must be for thanksgiving already and maybe there should be a national consecration before the national elections on May 13, 2013? June 8 may be too late and corrupt politicians may be elected to government. Praying and begging that our beloved CBCP give attention to this observation.

    May the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, through her title as Mediatrix of All Grace, help us and have mercy on the Philippines!

    Maria
    April 6, 2013 at 8:47 am
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  3. In addition to the above observation, the Philippines was saved from the talks about the then RH bill and other anti-life bills during the period national consecrations were made between 2003 to 2009. Although those national consecrations to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Mediatrix of All Grace, were made with our beloved Cardinals and top CBCP officials present, but were not complete because it was not made in union with all the Bishops around the Philippines. Then it was not done 2010, 2011 and 2012, or if it was done, not complete again. So the RH bill was passed and ratified and signed by the President.

    But being the leaders of the Church in the Philippines, the Bishops’ communion with one another is an essential requirement so that the consecration will cover the whole country and be more lasting and lasts for 7 to 12 years, just like what happened to Portugal when all their Bishops there consecrated the whole country in union with one another.

    So simple is this observation but it does beg notice and with the eyes of faith it all makes sense. Awaiting the decision of the CBCP about this and may the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mediatrix of All Grace, grant our beloved CBCP the necessary grace for this.

    Maria
    April 6, 2013 at 11:09 am
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  4. Hi sister Maria, i believe, in God there is no such thing as ‘late’ in following His command, as in this case of consecrating our beloved country the to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

    According to God’s plan, we will also see the miracle of this 08 June 2013 consecration of the Philippines to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as what the Portugal experienced as a result of their 1931 Consecration to Immaculate Heart of Mary.

    fred
    April 10, 2013 at 1:41 am
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  5. Hope the Indian Bishops will follow this great example of their Filipino counterparts!

    N-in-India
    April 24, 2013 at 10:02 pm
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  6. For over a year now i have been praying and even dreaming that each Bishop to. Consecrate in a Solemn Consecration with all the Priest’s in thier Diocese and Monastery’s with the faithful to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus of all Counties,Cities and towns in thier Diocese. State by State in the United States of America and also adding the consecration of Russia as well. Why haven’t our Bishop’s done this? When Portugal did it they were spared from the war.Bishop’s and Priest must start to lead,They are our Shepard’s.Here in Arkansas it is a small Diocese but our Shepard’s Bishop’s and Priest’s need to get moving..We need Candlelight Processions with Our Blessed Lord at the helm praying the Patriotic Rosary and singing all our Patriotic Hymns that are in that book..There is nothing that goes against Faith or Morals in these Patriotic Rosary books and The Doctrine for the faith states that any private revelation can be read and even passed out at out Churches as long as it doesn’t go against Faith or Morals..Anyway this is a Rosary that pleads the blood of Jesus over every State and every Soul in that State before each Hail Mary the State is named. These Patriotic songs are all about Our Lord and our Almighty Father.We can have Officers direct traffic. People seeing this action and hearing these songs will be moved to be part of this Patriotic stand we make as they hear the songs and realize that God was taken out of everyone of them. If our Cardinals,Bishop’s and Priest don’t start the Re Evangelization then we as Laity will have too! Something all American Catholics have to know is Obama lied when he said our Church would not have to pay for Abortion,Sterilization,Birth Control in all it’s forms, The Morning after pill and Abortion inducing drugs ..So we have to be faithful to Our Lord Our Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit.We can’t pay for any employees that work in our schools and Hospitals and we won’t be able to put any money in the baskets at Mass. We won’t have Innocent blood on our hands, Our Bishop’s are remaining silent as August fast Approaches.We can’t provide any health care to anyone. Including Our Cardinal,Bishop’s,Priest’s or anyone that works in our Institutions. The Insurance companies aren’t giving any freebies out! If this means Our Churches loose thier tax exempt Status,then they do.Our Church tells us to render to Caesar what belongs to Caesar.Most of us no longer have any health Insurance but we have Bishops going around in Limo’s and some even have Body guards.Everything in our Diocese came from our pockets, So does all their health Benefits. Our Bishop sent a tape to our church to be played instead of the Homily.He said he took the money from our Seminary fund and that we needed to put it back so he wouldn’t have to take out a bank loan and pay interest.He never said why he took the money out of that fund that we pay for. this is a charity to help educate young men for the Priesthood and one of my Charities not anymore.Bishop’s wake up!! We haqve to stand up State by State and We need to Start now by Consecrating our States,Counties and cities along with Russia to the Immaculate heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus..In our State we were going on 2 1/2 years of drought ..no rain and a bad heat index that killed off the chickens and farmers had to slaughter thier livestock,As soon as the bill was passed we got rain..All our creeks rivers and tributaries had dried up and we received rain as soon as it was passed and it has still been raining.So much that people are now complaining about the rain..It will take a lot of rain our Streams and Lakes are now gushing with water..We will need rain this summer as well to keep the water table up..How much more will Our Almighty Father Bless each State that Consecrates itself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Russia? So Let’s get busy!!!

    Laura L Kuriatnyk
    May 18, 2013 at 1:58 pm
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