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Honouring the Immaculate Heart of Mary

On Saturday 29th June, the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, an afternoon of prayer and devotion will take place in Kensington, beginning with the Angelus at Our Lady of Mount Carmel at noon, followed by Mass, recitation of the Rosary, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet, and a talk on the importance of personal consecration to Our Lady, along with enrolment in the Brown Scapular.

A procession will then take place at 4:30 pm to Our Lady of Victories Church, where the Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be recited, followed by veneration of the relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco, and the day will end at 6:00 pm with the Fatima Prayers, the Angelus and the Salve Regina.

This procession is in thanksgiving for the renewal of the consecration of England made by Cardinal Vincent in Westminster Cathedral in February 2017, during the centenary year of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima in 1917.

The day aims to promote devotion to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, which is strongly emphasised in the Fatima message. During the June 1917 apparition to the children, after promising to take Jacinta and Francisco to heaven, the Blessed Virgin said to Lucia, ‘Jesus wants to use you to make me known and loved. He wishes to establish the devotion to my Immaculate Heart throughout the world. I promise salvation to whoever embraces it; these souls will be dear to God, like flowers put by me to adorn his throne.’