Novena in Preparation for the Consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary


Pope Francis will consecrate Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, March 25, during the liturgy of a Celebration of Penance at which he will preside at 5 p.m. in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. This is in response to Ukraine’s Latin Rite bishops’ urgent request to the Holy Father earlier this month for the consecration.


Archbishop Mieczyslaw Morkrzycki of Lviv, Ukraine calls for a world-wide novena in preparation for this consecration. This novena would begin on March 17, the Feast of St. Patrick, and end on March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation. I urge prayer warriors to pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary (the first of which is the Annunciation) daily and to go to Mass and receive Holy Communion each day of the novena for peace and protection of the Ukrainian and Russian people. If you cannot get to Mass each day, try to visit a church and pray before the tabernacle making a spiritual communion.


“In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph.”- words of Our Lady to the three children of Fatima, 1917.


Bishop Waltersheid



Prayer for the Holy Father to Consecrate Russia


O Immaculate Heart of Mary, you are the holy Mother of God and our tender Mother. Look upon the distress in which the Church and the whole of humanity are living because of the spread of materialism and the persecution of the Church. In Fatima, you warned against these errors, as you spoke about the errors of Russia.


You are the Mediatrix of all graces. Implore your Divine Son to grant this special grace for the Pope: that he might consecrate Russia to your Immaculate Heart, so that Russia will be converted, a period of peace will be granted to the world, and your Immaculate Heart will triumph, through an authentic renewal of the Church in the splendor of the purity of the Catholic Faith, of the sacredness of Divine worship and of the holiness of the Christian life.


O Queen of the Holy Rosary and our sweet Mother, turn your merciful eyes to us and graciously hear this our trusting prayer.