Hello everyone! It is that time of year again...time for consecration renewal. Although I am renewing my consecration as I always do, this year will be different. I have felt called in prayer to take a break from the forum. I will miss this journey with you all tremendously and really struggled over whether to start the break after the consecration or now, but I feel Our Lady pulling me in a different direction for a while, so I must follow her lead. But of course I hope everyone renews their consecration or does it for the first time. I think it is especially important now, given the state of the world and troubles in our church. The only way to avoid getting lost in the confusion or deceived is by making ourselves smaller than a peanut and never leaving Our Lady's side. We must be firmly planted under her mantle, and the best way to do this is by consecrating yourself to her and then devoutly living that consecration daily. It is truly the antidote for our times. So don't forget everyone, start the consecration on April 10th for your consecration on the 100th anniversary of Fatima!! I will miss you all and think of you often. I have been and will continue to pray very hard for everyone on this forum and especially for Brian and Padraig. I ask you to pray for me as well. God bless and may the peace of Jesus always be with you and may you always feel our heavenly mother at your side!