Dear Family of Mary!
Yesterday, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, consecrated all of us to the Immaculate Heart of Mary! For that event, he asked that the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima be brought to Rome. After a night in vigil with the statue, the Holy Father celebrated Mass in St. Peter's Square, and then prayed the following prayer to Our Lady:
"Dear children! Again today I call you to consecrate your life to me with love, so I am able to guide you with love. I love you, dear children, with a special love and I desire to bring you all to Heaven unto God. I want you to realize that this life lasts briefly compared to the one in Heaven. Therefore, dear children, decide again today for God. Only that way will I be able to show how much you are dear to me and how much I desire all to be saved and to be with me in Heaven. Thank you for having responded to my call." (November 27, 1986)