March 25, 2022
On March 25th, the great solemnity of the Annunciation, our Holy Father Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Knowing the grave need for such a consecration, the desire of our Blessed Mother for the same, as well as the fruit that always comes from being closely associated to the Heart of our Lady, I would like to encourage all of you to join in this consecration, each in your own parish and home. I am including a prayer of consecration with which you can do this.
This would best be done at 9:00 a.m. MST (Arizona)/10:00 a.m. MDT (New Mexico) on 25 March AD 2022, so as to be in prayer at the same time as the Holy Father in Rome. I suggest beginning with an act of contrition, for we must always begin with a recognition of our sinfulness before our Merciful Father. In this way we also beg pardon for the sins of the whole world. Then continue with the consecration prayer, and perhaps a decade of the Most Holy Rosary for peace in the world and the protection of the Church.
Let us pray for one another, and may God bless you abundantly this Lenten season.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!
Yours in Christ,
+James S. Wall
Bishop of Gallup