Dear Lady of the Rosary, our Blessed Mother, Queen of Peace, you promised at Fatima, to bring Peace to all mankind. As I join a million of your Filipino faithful – Bayang sumisinta kay Maria – as a fitting end to this Centennial of Fatima (1917-2017), I offer this gift – a spiritual bouquet of prayer, sacrifice and thanksgiving to honor your Immaculate Conception:
This I promise, dear Blessed Mother:
- To consecrate myself to your Immaculate Heart, offering to Our Lord the tasks of my daily duty with the sacrifice they demand;
- To pray the Rosary (the five decades) daily, whenever possible with my family, especially during the 33 days from November 5 to December 8, 2017.
- To observe the devotion to the Five First Saturdays in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, with Confession, Receiving Holy Communion, and prayer of the Holy Rosary, meditating on the mysteries for 15 minutes.
These, I promise, asking that through your intercession and supplication, your Son will lead our country to true conversion of heart, to a true moral and spiritual renewal in life, to the practice of justice and reconciliation, so that our troubled nation may come to lasting peace.
Accept these promises, dear Blessed Mother. Take them into your own Immaculate Heart, and bring them before your Son, Jesus, that He may take them into his own Sacred Heart. Amen.