Editor's note: A friend sent me this - I think it is very important.
Would you please join in praying with Archbishop Nassar of Syria - the Act of Consecration of Syria to the Immaculate Heart of Mary which he will make at 6pm (Syrian Time) on August 15th 2012- Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven.
Wherever you are in the world on that day at 6pm– or when you can - please join in this consecration in support of the Archbishop.
Act of Consecration of Syria to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
to be made by Archbishop Samir Nassar of Damascus in his Cathedral before the Shrine of Our Lady and the Martyrs of Damascus on August 15th 2012 Feast of the Assumption on behalf of the bishops, priests and people of Syria. The Act of Consecration will be made at 6pm Syrian time which means 3pm British time -hour of Divine Mercy.
Please join this courageous Archbishop in a union of prayer with this Act of Consecration of Syria to 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.)