Reconsecrating the United States to Our Lady
On Friday, May 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM, Central Daylight Time, Archbishop Gomez, president of the USCCB will be leading the faithful in the United States in renewing our consecration to Mary, the Mother of God. During this time of the pandemic, we turn to the Blessed Virgin to inspire us, intercede for us, and protect us with her motherly grace.
A dedication or consecration is a public or private promise to offer the fruits of your work, prayer, or life for a holy purpose, separating them from a purely material purpose and offering them for a divine purpose. In a re-dedication such as this, the faithful are renewing their firm purpose to offer our nation for the honor of Mary and ask for her protection. While we tend to think of consecration as something done to physical objects—the greatest consecration being that of the Eucharistic Species—the consecration of a person or even that of a group of people as in a nation is a great act of selflessness. You offer that which you highly value for a good and noble purpose.
Archbishop Gomez will be leading the prayer service from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. You can follow the live-streamed event on the USCCB Facebook page.