“Embrace, with the love of the Mother and Handmaid of the Lord, this human world of ours, which we entrust and consecrate to you, for we are full of concern for the earthly and eternal destiny of individuals and peoples.”
The shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a place of consolation and quiet contemplation for all.In 1984 on the solemnity of the Annunciation,
a sacred Act of Consecration of the World to Mary was held at the Cathedral. The prayer of consecration invoked is the text in quotes above.
Later that year, the statue of the Madonna and Child were transported to meet the Pope John Paul II on his visit to Vancouver and was blessed by him. A plaque and bronze statue of the pope on display next to the Blessed Virgin and Child commemorate the Holy Father’s blessing of this sacred icon.
If you would like to present your prayer to our Blessed Mother for intercession, send us a petition. These are prayed for by the whole parish every Friday in the Rosary before the noon Mass.