Abp. Sample consecrated Portland to Our Lady

PORTLAND, Ore. — Faithful from Portland and the surrounding area filled St. Mary’s Cathedral to overflowing on June 28 for Archbishop Alexander Sample’s Mass consecrating the archdiocese to Our Lady of Fatima.

The Mass and consecration, celebrated on the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, were offered particularly for the strengthening of marriage and family life.
Marriage and family life are in a real crisis. We make this consecration to her to watch over our families and marriages. Families need Our Lady’s love and protection,” the archbishop said during the homily, according to the Catholic Sentinel.

Todd Cooper, special assistant to Archbishop Sample, told CNA that Pope Francis’ consecration of his papacy to Our Lady of Fatima, as well as his consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, spurred Archbishop Sample to do the same for Portland.
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1 comment:

  1. This issue of "consecration to Mary" is all private revelation and not binding on the faithful. Plus, to look at a statue as if it were a person is idolatry. We have a Savior who is perfectly competent and willing to save us.


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