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Pontificate of Pope Francis to be consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima! April 11, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Our Lady, Papa, sanctity, Spiritual Warfare, true leadership.

Now, just formally consecrate Russia by name!  At any rate, this certainly confirms Pope Francis’ Marian devotion:

A Portuguese site is reporting that Pope Francis has asked Card. Polycarpo of Lisbon to consecrate his pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima. The Cardinal Patriarch told his brother bishops that the Pope had asked him twice.

It will be done on May 13th, the 96th anniversary of first apparitions to the Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco.

For those thinking of going to Fatima on the 13th of May, the Cardinal said something would be inserted in the prayer booklet for that day.

I would imagine that everyone could unite in prayer that day, likewise. Fatima has live stream available, so as we get closer we’ll see if we can look in……

…….One thing I have noticed and told others about is how Pope Francis responds after Mass when there is a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary nearby to venerate. He practically runs for the statue like a boy running to his mother, stands there in visible devotion for a minute or two, then leaves. The first time I saw him do this on video, he almost plowed down an unsuspecting MC trying to get there.

There is little doubt in my mind that Pope Francis is very devout when it comes to the Blessed Mother.

That last bit, is awesome. I got this via the Facebook page ….ooops, not supposed to tell. But that’s why it came through Catholic Family News.

Will Pope Francis further clarify the third secret?  Is there any part remaining to be revealed, or has it perhaps been misrepresented?


1. Josee - April 12, 2013

Maybe he’ll finally consecrate Russia to Our Lady!

2. Jason - April 12, 2013

You beat me to it, Josee! No way this Pope does that. That would take courage. He is a liberal. He will focus on window dressing and vacuous symbolism which gains traction amongst the liberals running media. Black shoes, riding the bus. Meaningless.

Michael - April 12, 2013

He’s not so easily catagorized. The black shoes, riding the bus, etc. are far from meaningless. The liberal/conservative bit doesn’t carry well outside of Europe and North America. Pope Francis is very Marian and has a strong devotion to the Eucharist. Hardly the stuff of “liberalism”. Finally, he may be many things, but a coward is not one of them.

tantamergo - April 12, 2013

Just a reminder, let’s be careful to keep criticism of Pope Francis, if such is called for, charitable and limited to specific actions. For instance, the female foot washing – that is a legitimate point of criticism. As St. Robert Bellarmine confirmed, the laity have the right and at times even the duty to criticize the pope, but only in great charity and without judgment. We can point out concerns or problems, but we cannot judge, as that is the duty of a superior. Only God, ultimately, can judge any pope.

Really, just a reminder. Thank you.

Michael - April 12, 2013

Perhaps this was directed towards Jason. I agree with you tantamergo and hope I didn’t come off so much as criticizing as defending.

I like Pope Francis very much and especially like that he transcends the “conservative/liberal” boxes we seem so fond of in North America.

His consistent adherence over many years to the canon “Clerics are to live a simple lifestyle and avoid anything which smacks of worldliness” does make for an attractive and edifying witness.

tantamergo - April 14, 2013

I just replied to what was then the latest comment. On the admin side, the comments look different, not threaded.

Beryl Stapleton. - April 13, 2013

Well said Michael. Amazing how there is always someone who tries to belittle anything good!

3. Byzcat - April 12, 2013

He just might consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart. Our Lord told Lucia that they would do it, but it would be late. It is now terrifyingly late…

4. Angela - April 12, 2013

An Italian stigmatist Antonio Ruffini (approved of by Pope Pius XII)said the following:
In the early 1990s Ruffini was asked point blank in his home: “Is John Paul II the Pope who is going to do the Consecration of Russia?” He answered: “No, it’s not John Paul. It will not be his immediate successor either, but the one after that. He is the one who will consecrate Russia.”

This is Pope Francis. Pray very much for this Pope.

5. deaconjohn1987 - April 12, 2013

Reblogged this on Deaconjohn1987's Blog and commented:
This is splendid news regarding the Holy Father! I pray that he and all bishops will do the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as She requested!!!

6. Kathryn WIlde - April 15, 2013

If we consider what the enemies of the Church have converted Fatima into, then, I cannot get too excited. They have done the same with San Giovanni Rotondo , the supposed church of St Padre Pio.

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