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Illinois bishop urges faithful to consecrate themselves to Virgin Mary

Catholic World News - August 20, 2012

Stating that “the attacks of this world, the flesh and devil seem particularly ferocious in this current moment,” Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria is urging the faithful of his diocese to consecrate themselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary in preparation for the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary in early October.

“Several months ago, I asked that we not lose sight of the spiritual nature of this battle when I directed that the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel should be invoked at every Sunday Mass for the protection of the Catholic Church in America,” he writes. “I now ask us to re-double our spiritual efforts through devotion to the Blessed Virgin.”

“There are many methods of Marian consecration,” he added, recalling that he “re-consecrated our entire diocese to her patronage when I solemnly enthroned her icon in our cathedral.”

“No matter what book or formula may be used, I feel it very important that we turn to our Lady to help us and our country during these coming months. We can take comfort that her Immaculate Heart will triumph.”

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