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(LifeSiteNews) — On July 13, 1917, Our Lady appeared to three children in Fatima, saying, “God desires to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world.” Today the Children of the Eucharist are continuing to spread that devotion through a special song. 

The missionary group has teamed with Catholic singer-songwriter Anna Nuzzo, who has composed music for a prayer entitled “Children Entrustment to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” Inspired by the message of Fatima, the prayer was written in a simple and approachable style so that children can grow in holiness through the Blessed Virgin. 

“Entrustment to Her Immaculate Heart is a major key to the salvation of souls and peace on earth,” Nuzzo told LifeSiteNews by email. “Who doesn’t want that?”  

The children at Fatima lived in troubled times, and Nuzzo sees this mission as particularly relevant during the difficult times that many young people today have been facing. 

“…I believe that especially during these uncertain times today of the recent pandemic and war in Ukraine and Russia, children are suffering more anxiety and fear and uncertainty,” the songwriter stated.  

“I think Entrusting their lives to the Immaculate Heart of Mary every day by singing this song or praying this prayer will help them feel more at peace, be less afraid, and help them grow in a close relationship with their Spiritual Mother who loves them very much!” 

Children of the Eucharist, also known as Young Missionaries of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is an apostolate whose mission is, according to its website, “bringing the message of Fatima into the heart of the families of the world, through its youngest members, the children and youth of the world.” While the prayer of entrustment has been accessible online, the sung version offers a new opportunity to promote the apostolate’s mission. 

In 2012, Nuzzo wrote a song for adults who had consecrated themselves to Mary. The inspiration for this popular work was Fr. Michael Gaitley’s Marian consecration prayer. 

“I still get countless messages from people saying how much they love that song and how it has brought them closer to the Blessed Mother,” Nuzzo told LifeSite. “So I thought, maybe this new song could help bring children closer to her, through her Immaculate Heart!” 

Six years later, she discovered the entrustment prayer on the Children of the Eucharist website and was struck by its simplicity. These words would later become the lyrics to her new devotional song. 

“I had never seen a prayer quite like this and written in this way, in simple, lovely, child-like phrases,” she said.  

“It just really struck me and greatly inspired me to want to turn it into a song!” 

The song has already made an impact since its recent release. It has been shared with many Catholic organizations including EWTN. The network’s Children’s Choir sang Nuzzo’s composition at a Mass celebrating the 105th anniversary of Fatima on May 13. 

“It feels like a mini miracle how everything and everyone is coming together so quickly to spread this song and devotion world-wide. I’m truly amazed!” Nuzzo said in her email to LifeSiteNews.

“Since the finalizing of my song, this Prayer and the Song have already been translated into 10 languages! Everything is moving so quickly, a sign that Our Lady is guiding this!” 

The Children of the Eucharist apostolate is asking for Catholic schools and individuals to promote the new entrustment song, hoping to broaden the reach and impact it has on young people all over the world. The organization has even recommended that schools adopt the prayer as a “theme song, especially during the month of June, which is devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary”. 

With combined efforts from the Children of the Eucharist apostolate and Nuzzo’s musical charism, the “Children Entrustment to the Immaculate Heart of Mary” is touching the hearts of Catholics across the globe through its beautiful encouragement for young people to run to Our Lady amid whatever trials they face.