The Immaculate Virgin


Patroness of America’s 229th Anniversary

Sixth Provincial Council of U.S. Bishops 1846

On May 28, 2021, our nation will celebrate the 229th anniversary of our nation’s consecration to Our Lady, the Immaculate Virgin, Patroness of America. The private devotion to Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin is a response to this consecration of our nation by our first Bishop, John Carroll.

This consecration has offered our nation the advantage of Our Lady’s intercession, protection and patronage. While we have been greatly tested throughout our history with the civil war, two World Wars and numerous other conflicts, we have overcome these difficulties and risen to greatness.

Today, our challenges seem to be more spiritual and internal vs. physical and external. As a nation we face the challenges of civil unrest, disease and waning of faith. Worst of all we are losing sense of the sacredness of human life.

This consecration is of great importance to our nation’s successful response to the turmoil of today and the continuing moral decline. Our Lady shows us the way and promises the graces to succeed. She will never abandon us, no matter how far we stray. In our defense, the Church and her bishops have been steadfast in calling on her, Our Mother to be our source of protection, intercession and patronage.

We should be concerned for our nation’s future and confident in Our Lady’s guidance.

To learn more of the Consecration and ongoing history of devotion to Our Lady of America please visit “Springs Forth from the Immaculate Conception.”

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