Ireland to be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

On the feast of the Assumption, the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference will be proceeding with a proposal from the faithful to consecrate Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The two year campaign has involved 13.5 million rosaries being prayed for the Irish bishops as part of a National Rosary Rally and the group has organised supportive letters to be sent to the Irish Bishops.

The website of the Steering Committee for the National Consecration of Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (SCNCI) has lots of information including a FAQ page (which should answer any questions about whether Ireland has already been so consecrated.)

It is obviously a good time for this spiritual initiative. May God bless the SCNCI for their campaign and the Irish Bishops for agreeing to the consecration. Perhaps one of you might start a similar initiative in England - equally involving prayer for our Bishops as part of the process.

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