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Consecration of the Diocese of Winona to the Immaculate Heart of Mary


Consecration Video: 2013 Pilgrimage

"It was through the Blessed Virgin Mary that Jesus came into the world, and it is also through her that He must reign in the world."

-Saint Louis de Montfort


In the very moment of conception of Jesus in the womb of Mary, Jesus entrusted his whole being to her. Similarly, by this act of consecration, we allow Mary to actualize her mediation, enriching our diocese with a higher degree of grace and greater likeness to Christ. We surrender the diocese completely to God and His service, giving the same yes that Mary gave when she bore Jesus in her womb. The act of consecration dedicates the diocese and all of the good works that come from it to our Lady and her desires, in order to more  fully complete the will of her Son.
- The Most Rev. John M. Quinn, September 8, 2011


This renewal will be made every year on the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
as an act of love and devotion to Our Lady.

Explanation of Consecration:

With the Solemn Act of Consecration to Your Immaculate Heart, I also encourage all the presbytery, deacons, consecrated religious, and lay people of my diocese to promote "the Five First Saturdays Devotion" in reparation for the five greatest offenses addressed to Your Immaculate Heart and the daily prayer of the Holy Rosary as You have requested at Fatima to obtain peace in the hearts, in the families, in the nations, in the whole world, and to become  humble instruments of the Great Triumph of Your Immaculate Heart in the world, as you have prophiesized in Fatima.

* Solemn Act of Consecration of the Diocese of Winona to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Guide for the Consecration of the Diocese of Winona to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Pastoral Letter Regarding Consecration - Diocese Springfield-Cape Girardeau
Article on the Consecration from the diocesan newpaper. October 2011

Rosary Reading List:

  • Apostolic Letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae

                Blessed Pope John Paul II, On The Most Holy Rosary 

  • "The Essential Rosary" with prayers - Caryll Houselander
  • "The Rosary: A Road to Constant Prayer" - Jean Lafrance
  • "The Rosary of Our Lady" - Romano Guardini
  • Online Catholic Encyclopedia --http//

Rosary links:






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Diocese of Winona
55 W. Sanborn
PO Box 588
Winona MN 55987

Contact: Joel Hennessy

Phone:(507) 454-4643
Fax:(507) 454-8106