Letter to Cardinal Burke
Association Cap Fatima 2017
1518 Avenue du Commandant Houot
83130 La Garde (France)
To His Eminence, Monseigneur Cardinal Burke
In the conference which you gave to Rome Life Forum on the 19th of May 2017, you invited all Catholic faithful “to work for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary” and you specified: “But, today, once again, we hear the call of Our Lady of Fatima to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart, in accord with her explicit instruction.”
The association Cap Fatima 2017 was launched two years ago to contribute to the aim of celebrating the centenary of the apparitions at Fatima with the greatest possible dignity. To this end, the association has worked to make known Fatima’s message and to spread the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in response to Our Lady’s words on the 13th of June 1917: “Jesus wishes to establish the devotion to my Immaculate Heart throughout the world”, words which She repeated on the 13th of July 1917.
We were particularly moved by your appeal as we are in complete agreement with your declaration: “The requested consecration is at once a recognition of the importance which Russia continues to have in God’s plan for peace, and a sign of profound love for our brothers and sisters in Russia.”
We also fully endorse that which Monseigneur Schneider said in considering your initiative “asking the Holy Father to explicitly consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary” to be “very important” because it “fulfils Our Lady of Fatima’s request more completely and more perfectly and procures abundant graces for us all, for the Church, as well as Russia and the Church in Russia, in order to obtain a complete conversion, in other words to be Catholic, in full communion with the Holy See”.
This is why, through this letter, we wish to express our warmest and strongest support for your initiative. We will respond by reciting our Rosary with this intention, by consecrating ourselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and by practising the communion of reparation of the first Saturdays of the month. In particular, we are offering the series of the five first Saturdays from June to October 2017 so that the Holy Spirit inspires and gives strength to the Holy Father to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in following the “explicit instruction” of Our Lady.
You will find below the names of all those who wish to be associated with this initiative.
Please accept, Your Eminence, the expression of my deepest respect.
Yves de Lassus,
President, Cap Fatima 2017.