You are called to prepare spiritually for the consecration of Scotland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
You can pray a novena for nine days leading up to the national consecration at Carfin on Sunday 3rd September. To access the novena, click here. This prayer will also be recited at Carfin on the day of consecration.
Please note that on Day 5, the intention should be changed to ‘Scottish Families’.
What is the Consecration of Scotland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary?
Bishop John Keenan explains what the Act of Consecration is about…
By our act of Consecration of Scotland we entrust our country to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We ask Mary to take it from our fragile hands in her own, to defend it and guard it as her own property and to make Jesus reign, conquer and rule in it. Outside of her Son, there is no salvation. In consecrating ourselves to our Blessed Mother we are remembering how Mary’s Son, Jesus, consecrated her from the cross when he said “ Behold your Mother”. It was only after he had done this that he knew all was now complete and commending his Spirit into his Father’s hands, breathed his last.
The Scottish Bishops are the successsors of the Apostles in Scotland. Gathering as a College of Bishops in union with Peter and in whom resides the spiritual authority over Scotland, they invoke their authority for our country to make recourse and intercession to our Mother Mary’s Heart, sure that she will not fail to come to our aid but will entrust us to the care of her beloved Son.