Church and world are in a situation of unprecedented distress. This is because mankind has turned its back on God. Mankind without God has lost its way and evil is taking over day by day. minute by minute. Many of us know this.
From eternity Almighty God foresaw this situation. As St Louis Grignon de Montfort predicted in the 18th century the end times were coming in which God would want His Mother to play a special part in saving mankind. Sure enough amongst her many interventions in modern times Fatima stands out. As promised at Fatima Our Lady came back in the 1920's to give through Sr Lucy and through the Catholic Church God's simple solution to man's overwhelming modern problem: the Pope must consecrate Russia with the bishops of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. And Our Lady made it clear that on this consecration God makes the solution of the massive problem of Church and world to depend. It follows that if God allowed any other solution to work He would be making his mother a liar. That is out of the question, obviously. That consecration of Russia must take place if the Devil is not to take over completely Church and world.
The performance of the Consecration depends on Pope and Bishops. Since the 1920s they have refused to perform this Consecration because they have preferred human politics to the Divine solution. Is there anything that the priests and laity can do ? There are two things. The first is to pray, especially the prayer that Our Lady keeps asking for, almost whenever she intervenes, and that is the Holy Rosary. Fifteen Mysteries a day are for many adults is more easy than they think, and they are more than three times more effective than five Mysteries a day.
The second thing that priests and laity can do is fulfill the requests of Our Lady for the performance of Confession, Communion, a five-Mystery Rosary and 15 minutes of meditation on each first Saturday of the month. If only enough Catholics would do what Our Lady asked for, she could obtain from her Son the necessary grace for the Pope and the Bishops to perform the Consecration of Russia.
Until this Consecration is done as God requested through His Mother, the rising tide of evil cannot be stopped. May God bless all souls who will pray, however little but regularly and insistently, for the Consecration of Russia to take place. It will happen, Our Lord said in 1931, but it will be late. By the devotion of Catholic souls may it happen as soon as possible ! Bishop Williamson
See also : Salve Regina