This year something VERY exciting is happening in the Catholic world. England is to be re-dedicated as Mary’s Dowry, a dedication she held in pre-reformation days. As part of this important spiritual moment Catholics are asked to take part and prepare by prayer and devotion. I hope every member of St. Anselm’s congregation will take part.
The Re-dedication will take place on March 29th, 2020. It will be fulfilled by a communal act of prayer across the country through the The Angelus Promise and The Act of Entrustment. These devotions and pledges will take place at St. Anselm’s as part of our worship that day. A Plenary Indulgence will be granted for all who make The Re-dedication.
Leading up to the re-dedication Catholics are asked to spend 33 days consecrating themselves to Jesus through Mary by following the method of St. Louis de Montfort recently updated. To participate visit THIS PAGE and sign up for the daily emails. This will also lead you to the main website for the re-dedication where you can find full details of all that is happening.
On March 18th an image of Our Lady of Walsingham will go to Parliament and a Mass and rosary will be offered in the Chapel of Our Lady in the undercroft. This is a private occasion for Members of Parliament and on that day those taking part in the 33 days of devotions will pray for those set in authority over us.
On the 25th March, the Solemnity of the Annunciation, all who have followed the 33 days are invited to make their act of formal consecration. This will take place locally before Mass- at 6:30pm. Mother Winsome will be present for Mass that day and deliver a lecture to us afterwards, as part of our special series of lectures.
Then from March 26-28 three days of prayerful preparation focused on Eucharistic adoration will take place. We will ponder and treasure the words of Mary, asking for her intercession for the intentions of the Church, and the world. And on the 29th the official rededication will take place across the nation by all those parishes taking part.