(LifeSiteNews) — Bishop Athanasius Schneider has composed a prayer asking for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to come soon (see full text below).
In his prayer, the auxiliary bishop of the Mary Most Holy diocese in Astana, Kazakhstan, mourns the “many wounds” within the Church caused by “heresies, the justification of sins against the Sixth Commandment,” worldliness, sacrilege, and the erasure of Catholic traditions in contemporary liturgies.
Bishop Schneider then reflects upon the recent consecration of Russia by Pope Francis, and asks that the Pontiff be given the grace to approve “the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays.” Finally, he makes a profound wish to hasten the promises of Fatima, namely that Russia will be converted to “Catholic unity,” mankind granted a time of peace, and the Church “an authentic renewal.”
Prayer for the Hastening of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Holy Mother of God, and our tender Mother, look upon the distress in which the whole of mankind is living due to the spread of materialism, godlessness, and the persecution of the Catholic Faith.
In our own day, the Mystical Body of Christ is bleeding from so many wounds caused within the Church by the unpunished spread of heresies, the justification of sins against the Sixth Commandment, the seeking of the kingdom of earth rather than that of heaven, the horrendous sacrileges against the Most Holy Eucharist, especially through the practice of Communion in the hand, and the Protestant shaping of the celebration of the Holy Mass.
Amidst these trials appeared the light of the consecration of Russia to thine Immaculate Heart by the Pope, in union with the world’s bishops. In Fatima thou didst request the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays of the month. Implore thy Divine Son to grant a special grace to the Pope, that he might approve the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays.
May Almighty God hasten the time when Russia will convert to Catholic unity, mankind will be given a time of peace, and the Church will be granted an authentic renewal in the purity of the Catholic Faith, the sacredness of divine worship, and the holiness of Christian life. O Mediatrix of all graces, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and our sweet Mother, turn thine eyes of mercy towards us and graciously hear this our trusting prayer. Amen.
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