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Solemn Consecration of Syria to The Immaculate Heart of Mary 15 August 2012

News of this consecration was obtained from and on
The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15 August 2012

An Act of Consecration of the country of Syria to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was made by Maronite  Archbishop Samir Nassar of Damascus in his Cathedral before the Shrine of Our Lady and the Martyrs of Damascus at 6:00 pm local time on 15 August 2012, the Feast of the Assumption, on behalf of the bishops, priests and people of Syria.

Please join this courageous Archbishop in union of prayer by praying with him this Act of Consecration of Syria to the Immaculate Heart of Mary; and may it move our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI to order his bishops to solemnly consecrate with him the country of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and lead the Church in the 1st Saturday Devotions of Reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:

“The Shepherds chosen by Your Son to watch over and feed in His name the sheep He has acquired at the price of His blood – in this 'Land of Holy Mary', whose name cannot be pronounced without pronouncing Your own – come today – as the official and consecrated representatives of their flocks, and in an act of filial 'homage' (vassalagem) of faith, love and trust – to solemnly consecrate the Syrian nation to your Immaculate Heart. Take it from our fragile hands into Your own; defend it and guard it as Your own property; make Jesus reign, conquer and rule in it. Outside of Him there is no salvation…

We, the bishops of your people, feel a terrible storm raging round us, threatening to disperse and destroy the faithful flock of those who bless You because You are the Mother of Jesus. Afflicted, we stretch out our suppliant hands towards Your Son, as we cry out 'save us, O Lord, for we perish!'… Intercede for Syria, O Our Lady, in this grave hour when from all around blow furious winds, bringing cries of death against Your Son and against civilization founded on His teachings, deceiving minds, perverting hearts and lighting the fires of hatred and revolution in the world. Help of Christians, pray for us!

Intercede for Syria, Our Lady, in this troubled hour when the unclean waves of an open immorality, which has even lost the notion of sin, exalt the rehabilitation of the flesh in the face of the very Cross of Your Son, threatening to choke in this world the lily of virtue nourished by the Eucharistic blood of Jesus. Virgin most powerful, pray for us!...

Intercede for Syria, Our Lady, in this hour of passions and doubts when even the good run the risk of being lost…Unite all the Syrian peoples around Your Son in the love of the Church and the cultivation of virtue, in respect for order and fraternal charity. Queen of Peace, pray for us!

Remember finally, Patroness of our country and Mother of Jesus that we now only have recourse to Your Immaculate Heart and Divine Mercy. O Blessed Virgin Mary through the powerful intercession of your Immaculate Heart, save Syria, by giving it Jesus, in Whom it will find Truth, Life and Peace. Amen."

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pray for us

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pray for us

Immaculate Heat of Mary, Pray for us

St. Joseph, patron and protector of the Universal Church, Pray for us

Martyrs of Syria and the Middle East, Pray for us

Saints of Syria and the Middle East, Pray for us

St. Charbel, Pray for us

(Based on the form and text of the Act of Consecration of Portugal to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Portuguese Bishops in 1931 – this amazing Act of Faith in the Intercessory Power of the Immaculate Heart of Mary transformed the fortunes of the Church and State and turned them back from the brink of disaster.  Pray that our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, be moved to order his bishops to join him in solemnly consecrating the country of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to lead the Church in the 1st Saturday Devotions of Reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart, ordered by Heaven through Mary as the conditions for the conversion of Russia and an era of Peace throughout the World:)  

The Virgin and Angels by William Bouguereau (1900)   
         "A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days."   Revelation 12:1-5            

Saint Charbel Makhluf was born Youseff Antoun Makhluf 8 May 1828 to a poor family in rural Lebanon.  While still a young child his father died and he kept the family sheep.  His mother remarried into a saintly family in which Youssef’s religious vocation was nurtured.  He entered the Lebanese Maronite Order and on 1 November 1853 made his final profession, taking the religious name of Charbel.  Six years later, trained in philosophy and theology at the Monastery of Saints Cyprian and Justina, he was ordained priest on 23 July 1859.  He returned to the monastery living in severe asceticism until in 1875 he was permitted to live the solitary life in the monastery’s Hermitage of Saints Peter and Paul, until his death on 24 December 1898.  Because of Saint Charbel’s reputation for holiness and the many miracles attributed to his intercession Charbel was canonized in the Vatican 9 October 1977.  


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