Immaculate Heart of Mary

Pope Francis pictured at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 16, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

God is Weeping for the Victims of the Ukraine War: Pope Francis

Apr 23, 2022

The pope offered a reflection on "Our Lady of Tears."

Pope Francis prays during the penitential service at St. Peter's Basilica, March 25, 2022. Vatican Pool.

Full text: Pope Francis' Homily at Penance Service, Consecration to Immaculate Heart

Mar 25, 2022

On March 25 Pope Francis led a celebration of the sacrament of penance and the act of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in St. Peter's Basilica. The following is the full text of the pope's prepared homily.

Pope Francis reads the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in St. Peter’s Basilica, March 25, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Consecrates Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 25, 2022

In his homily, the pope said that the consecration ‘is no magic formula but a spiritual act.’

Pope Francis prays at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal on May 12, 2017. Vatican Media.

Vatican Confirms Pope is Inviting World’s Bishops to Join in Ukraine-Russia Consecration

Mar 18, 2022

The pope is asking the bishops ‘to join him in praying for peace and in consecrating and entrusting Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.’

Pope Francis in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima on the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima. Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Pope Francis to Consecrate Russia and Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 15, 2022

The consecration will take place on March 25.

Bishop Victor Hlolo Phalana of South Africa's Klerksdorp  Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

South African Bishop Says People Struggling to Survive, Announces Consecration of Diocese

Aug 9, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Klerksdorp Diocese has announced the consecration of his Episcopal See to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary on separate days during which the people of God who the Bishop says are struggling to survive will pray for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fr. Félicien Ntambue Kasembe appointed Bishop of Kabinda Diocese in DR Congo on July 23, 2020.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Cleric Appointed Bishop in DR Congo

Jul 23, 2020

A member of the Religious Order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, also called the Scheutists, has been appointed as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Kabinda in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).