On 13 May 1982, Pope St. John Paul II consecrated the modern world to our Lady of Fatima. Here is part of that consecration prayer:
‘Before you, Mother of Christ, before your Immaculate Heart, I today, together with the whole Church, unite myself with our Redeemer in this his consecration for the world and for people, which only in his divine Heart has the power to obtain pardon and to secure reparation. The power of this consecration lasts for all time and embraces all individuals, peoples and nations. It overcomes every evil that the spirit of darkness is able to awaken, and has in fact awakened in our times, in the heart of man and in his history. The Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, unites herself, through the service of Peter’s successor, to this consecration by our Redeemer.
… And so, blessed be all those souls that obey the call of eternal Love! Blessed be all those who, day after day, with undiminished generosity accept your invitation, O Mother, to do what your Jesus tells them and give the Church and the world a serene testimony of lives inspired by the Gospel. Above all blessed be you, the Handmaid of the Lord, who in the fullest way obey the divine call! Hail to you, who are wholly united to the redeeming consecration of your Son!’
May we follow this path of generous obedience as we venerate the Immaculate Heart of our Lady, and may God bless you this day.