So much ink and energy has gone into this subject! If only the Bishops would consecrate Russia, we could stop talking about it . Most of us who have consecrated ourselves do it more than once and probably pretty regularly. So I have never understood what the problem is with doing this again in case of doubt if only just to please our Heavenly Mother. Didn't someone here also post a link once that Putin wanted it done? I can't remember where I read that but it seems like he would love it, being the man of Mary that he appears to be publicly. My opinion is just one more in the sea of opinions (so not worth much) but I believe that Heaven accepted the consecration. Why on earth would Heaven not accept a consecration and no doubt there were fruits. But it wasn't what Our Lady asked for and the world is on the cusp of global totalitarianism, so what can we conclude other than it wasn't done as requested? I like to compare the effects of the consecration to the effects of nutrition. If a parent tells a child that the key to health is to eat wholesome, clean homemade food but that child decides to eat industrialised junk food for 60 years, they will develop health problems. Once sick, a change of diet will definitely help and improve things, but they will never regain the health that they would have had if they had following a healthy diet from the start. To me the effects of the consecration are similar. It wasn't done when requested and the course of history was changed. It was done at one point but feebly instead of boldly doing as Our Lady asked, obeying Her requests more than shrinking because of the opinions of men, so it was accepted but the full Graces weren't given. Like all of us, the Bishops may need to have pride completely knocked out of them, and maybe they'll get to it when Russia invades or some other catastrophe falls on our (their) heads. Maybe they'll consecrate Russia and declare Our Lady Co-Redemptrix at the same time! We have to keep praying for them. As Mirjana says, "priests are the bridge and we need our priests so we can all cross that bridge that takes us to Our Lady's triumph."