Abridged from EWTN UK:
Cardinal Nichols will receive, bless and crown the World Apostolate of Fatima National Pilgrim Virgin statue in Westminster Cathedral today, Sat 18th February 2017. During the celebration His Eminence will renew the consecration of our country to the Immaculate Heart of Mary that was made by Cardinal Griffin on 16th July 1948.
It was the unfailing fidelity and commitment of Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta in complying with Our Lady’s requests that raised them up to become the first children in the history of the Church to attain heroic virtue in the course of their family life. After Mass people will be able to venerate their relics and participate in the devotions to Our Lady. This will be followed, at 4:00 pm, by a Fatima Symposium in Westminster Cathedral Hall, with further details in the flyer. The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue and Relics will be present in the Cathedral until 2:30 pm on Sunday 19 February. See the programme below:
By a singular favour of Our Lady, and so that she may be worthily honoured in her Centenary year, a special new silver gilt Centenary Crown is being made for her statue, by the same firm in Portugal that made the richly-bejewelled crown that is only worn at Fatima on 13th of the month. It is being freely offered to Our Lady in return for whatever offerings the faithful freely wish to make to Our Lady in items of gold and silver, including jewellery containing some elements of gold or silver. This is how the original crown was made. Of course the most important offering we can make to Our Lady is that of our own heart, praying that we may be worthy to receive from her the graces of her Son.
The Westminster Cathedral Visitation promises to be a truly joyful occasion, when our hearts will be lifted up to celebrate she who is our holy Queen, the “Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope”; and it will also be an occasion to pour out our heartfelt prayers for our Church, our bishops and priests, our loved ones, families and friends, through the intercession of her Immaculate Heart and also of Blessed Francisco and Jacinta.
We hope that as many people as possible will come, but if you are unable to attend, please join with us in prayers on the day, and we are hoping it will be broadcast by EWTN UK.
We are deeply grateful to Cardinal Nichols and the Cathedral authorities for facilitating this event, and thereby inaugurating the nationwide program of 18 cathedral Visitations that have been arranged from May to October. The venues and dates are on our website, via the link at the top right-hand of the home page, or sign up for our Newsletter at: www.worldfatima-englandwales.org.uk/newsletter.html so we can inform you as the program for each cathedral is announced.
From Torch of the Faith:
An Important Day – Please Pray Saturday at 2pm UK Time
All that we have written above suggests that England may have a key part to play in the spiritual battles of our times. Whatever the truth of that, it remains the case that Canterbury has been an important See in the history of Catholicism in particular, and Western civilization in general. This is why this Masonic use of the old cathedral, itself the original Mother Church of English Catholicism, should have us all praying in reparation.
In any case, now fully aware that the ancient Catholic Canterbury cathedral – which has been in Protestant hands for four centuries – will be used for Masonic rites, and that Cardinal Nichols will on this same day be consecrating England and Wales to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and crowning a statue of Our Lady of Fatima, we implore readers to please join in by: praying the Rosary, interceding for England, and re-consecrating their own hearts, homes and lands to Our Blessed Lady.
We have just a couple of caveats to mention in relation to tomorrow’s (Ed.today’s) event.
Firstly, Cardinal Nichols has repeatedly appeared alongside Justin Welby to promote ”ecumenism” and Islamic immigration. Remember, this is the Anglican leader who has permitted Canterbury to be handed over to Masonic rites for 3 hours tomorrow (today, the same day of the consecration)…
Then, too, Cardinal Nichols has a history of publicly supporting sex-education, dissenting homosexualist groups and the Kasperian ”accompaniment” party-line at the Synods of ’14 and ’15; all to the scandal and confusion of faithful Catholics.
It is marvellous to see that Cardinal Nichols now intends to re-consecrate England and Wales to the Immaculate Heart of Mary; and we encourage all our readers to pray for His Eminence and for the success of this event.
At the same time, for this to be a genuine sign of commitment to Our Lady of Fatima, who warned about the sins of the flesh leading most souls to Hell, it would be appropriate for Cardinal Nichols to publicly demonstrate repentance for any of the ways his leadership has offended against that truth.
It would also be important for His Eminence to call his good friend Justin Welby to repentance for permitting Freemasonic rites in Canterbury cathedral; and to teach him of the True Faith founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ on the Apostles.
Then again, whilst we deeply respect the good people and much of the work of the World Apostolate of Fatima, not least this initiative for the reconsecration, the evidence suggests to us that their notion that the Consecration of Russia has already been acheived is not correct.
Indeed, had this Consecration of Russia been accomplished according to the request of Our Lady, the victory of the Immaculate Heart would already be apparent to all and there would be no need for local consecrations of this nature.
Therefore, we do pray that tomorrow’s consecration will: please Our Lady; draw graces down for the eventual Consecration of Russia to please her still more; draw much-needed graces for the re-conversion of our nation; protect against Freemasonic subversion; and make reparation for the further desecration of Canterbury cathedral.
At Pegwell Bay in Kent there stands this Celtic cross to mark the site where it is believed that St. Augustine first landed and met with King Ethelbert in 597 AD.
In the late summer of 2013, we travelled to pray at Canterbury for the reconversion of England back to Our Lord Jesus Christ and the One, True, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Faith. Most of the pictures in this article were taken during that blessed pilgrimage.
We sense that today will be an important stage in the battle for the soul of our nation, the future of Western civilization and the souls of countless people in these tumultous times.
Please, do pray along with us today and reconsecrate your lives to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.