The Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary should not be seen as some kind of magic wand that will cause all our troubles to disappear. No, the Consecration does not override the biblical imperative that Jesus clearly proclaimed:
Repent, and believe in the gospel. (Mark 1:15)
Will a period of peace come if we remain at war with one another – in our marriages, families, neighbourhoods and nations? Is peace possible while the most vulnerable, from the womb to the Third World, are daily victims of injustice? What the Consecration will do is open up a new channel of grace to hasten the coming Triumph and “period of peace”.