Consecration to the Immaculate Heart a Remedy for Mexico's Suffering and Violence

Source: FSSPX News

Facing violence, poverty and corruption – 20,878 murders between January and October 2017 – Mexico should be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, declared the cardinal-archbishop emeritus of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez.

Cardinal Íñiguez said in a video released by El Universal on April 5, 2018:

In face of the tribulations our country is currently going through, and the need we have for a good government, a suggestion occurs to me: that our bishops of Mexico consecrate the country on May 13, the date of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, to the Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary; and that each bishop do the same in his own diocese.

He recalled that the Virgin Mary had requested the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart, in her apparitions to the shepherd children at Fatima. “The Blessed Virgin of Fatima foresaw future times and told us that the remedy was prayer and to make Christ reign in the world and in society along with her Immaculate Heart,” the cardinal said.

Reflecting on the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the collapse of the USSR announced by the Soviet leaders on December 8, 1991 – the feast of the Immaculate Conception – Cardinal Sandoval voiced his hope that the bishops of Mexico will “carefully consider” this consecration, because “in this time of tribulation, the voice of our bishops in guiding the people is needed.”

The former archbishop of Guadalajara firmly hopes that by consecrating Mexico to the Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, “we will be doing a service to our homeland, and I believe that God will take that into account for us.”