Fr. Hubert Jongen on the Consecration of Russia
The exact request of Our Lady about the Consecration
Father Jongen (FJ): According to the text of the secret, Our Lady said: «I shall come to ask for the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays.» Has She truly come to ask for the consecration?
Sister Lucia (SL): Yes.
FJ: Did Our Lady in Her apparition of 1925 speak of the Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart?
FJ: Then, when did that apparition take place?
SL: In 1929.
FJ: Where did it happen?
SL: At Tuy, while in the chapel.
FJ: What did Our Lady ask?
FJ: Did She ask for the consecration of the world?
FJ: Did you inform the Bishop of Leiria about Our Lady’s desires?
SL: Yes, in 1929 I transmitted Our Lady’s desire to my confessors, the Reverend Joseph Gonçalves and the Reverend Francisco Rodrigues. Father Rodrigues told me to write it, gave a full account of it to the Bishop of Leiria, and had it brought to the attention of the Holy Father, Pius XI. In the letter which I wrote by order of my spiritual directors to the Holy Father in 1940 (Pius XII), I exposed the exact request of Our Lady. I also asked for the consecration of the world with a special mention of Russia. The exact request of Our Lady was that the Holy Father consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart, ordering that this be made at the same time and in union with him by all the bishops of the Catholic world.»