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FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, AUGUST 22ND
Roman Catholic Church | August 22, 1941 | Pope Pius XII

Posted on 08/21/2004 6:32:54 PM PDT by Viva Christo Rey

 
Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Composed by Pope Pius XII in 1942 for his consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to be recited annually on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, August 22nd.

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Help of Christians, Refuge of the human race, conqueror in all God’s battles, we humbly prostrate ourselves before thy throne.  We are confident of obtaining mercy, grace, and help in the present calamities, not for our own merits to which we make no claim but only because of the great goodness of thy Maternal Heart.

In this tragic hour of human history we confide, entrust, and consecrate to thy Immaculate Heart the Holy Church, Mystical Body of thy son, Jesus, which bleeds now from so many wounds and is so sorely tried.  We
consecrate likewise to thy Immaculate Heart the whole world torn as it is by deadly strife, afire with hatred and paying the penalty of its own wickedness.

Be moved to pity by the sight of so much destruction and ruin of souls, by the grief and agony of fathers and mothers, husbands and wives, brothers, sisters, and innocent children.  Look with compassion on the lives cut off in the flower of youth, on the bodies mangled in horrible slaughter, on the many torn with anguish, and on all those in danger of being lost forever.

Mother of Mercy, obtain for us peace from God and the grace that is able in an instant to change the heart of man, the grace that brings and fosters peace, and makes it lasting.  Queen of Peace, pray for us and give to the warring world that peace for which the nations long, a peace in the truth, in the righteousness, and in the love of Jesus Christ.

Turn their weapons aside and let peace possess their souls so that God’s kingdom may be set up in quiet order. Stretch out a helping hand to the unbeliever and to all who live in the shadow of death.  Give them peace and grant that enlightened by the truth they may repeat with us before the one Saviour of the world, ‘Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men of good will.’

Give peace also to the peoples separated from us by error or strife and in particular to those who have professed a special devotion to thee and in whose homes thine ikon was always an object of veneration.  It is hidden away now maybe to await the dawn of better days. Bring them back to the one fold of Christ under the one true shepherd.  Grant perfect peace and freedom to the holy Church of God. Stem the flood of modern paganism.  Let the love of purity increase among the children of God. Make us live as true followers of Christ, as zealous apostles, so that God’s servants may grow in merit and increase in number.  And as the whole human race was consecrated to the heart of thy Jesus that through hope in Him He might become for all the sign and pledge of victory and salvation, so we in like manner consecrate ourselves forever to thee and to thy Immaculate Heart, O Mother and Queen of the world.  This we do so that thy love and protection may hasten the triumph of God’s kingdom.  Thus may all nations at peace with one another and with God proclaim thee blessed, and sing with thee from pole to pole the unending Magnificat of glory, love, and thanksgiving to the Heart of Jesus in which alone they can find truth, life, and peace. Amen.
 


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Pope Pius XII instituted the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on August 22nd to honor this most important title of Our Lady and also to serve as the Octave Day of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

In his unsuccessful attempts to fulfill the request made by the Blessed Virgin to the children at Fatima that Our Lord wished Russia consecrated to her Immaculate Heart, Pope Pius XII consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on October 31, 1942 and again on the Feast of Her Immaculate Conception on December 8, 1942. Our Lady had never requested to the children at Fatima that the world be consecrated to her, only Russia.

On July 7, 1952 Pope Pius XII consecrated Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary but he did it alone without all the bishops of the world solemnly doing the same in their own cathedrals.

In all of the above cases he was not properly made aware of the exact form of Our Lady's request. After he later had sent in the 1950's, two seperate emissaries to Sister Lucia, including Cardinal Ottaviani, Pro-Prefect of the Holy Office, he was either too-ill or persauded by the viper Fr. Djannis, S.J., not to make any further attempts.

1 posted on 08/21/2004 6:32:55 PM PDT by Viva Christo Rey
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To: Viva Christo Rey; Canticle_of_Deborah; Land of the Irish; Grey Ghost II; ultima ratio; ...

A Most Blessed Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!


2 posted on 08/21/2004 6:43:22 PM PDT by Viva Christo Rey
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To: Viva Christo Rey; Maeve; Pio

Of Mary there is never enough.

Ave Maria Purissima, Ora Pro Nobis!


3 posted on 08/21/2004 6:52:20 PM PDT by thor76 (Ave Maria Assumpta! Mediatrix of all graces & Co-Redemptrix of Mankind!)
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To: Viva Christo Rey

Thanks. Although I knew why John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II never consecrated Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I never knew why Pius XII didn't perform the consecration.


4 posted on 08/21/2004 6:54:04 PM PDT by Grey Ghost II
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To: Viva Christo Rey; Salvation; NYer; sandyeggo
In his unsuccessful attempts to fulfill the request made by the Blessed Virgin to the children at Fatima that Our Lord wished Russia consecrated to her Immaculate Heart, Pope Pius XII consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on October 31, 1942 and again on the Feast of Her Immaculate Conception on December 8, 1942. Our Lady had never requested to the children at Fatima that the world be consecrated to her, only Russia.

On July 7, 1952 Pope Pius XII consecrated Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary but he did it alone without all the bishops of the world solemnly doing the same in their own cathedrals.

Mary is such a stickler for details. She's not happy with a consecration of the entire friggin'world to her Immaculate Heart, nor is she happy when the Pope consecrates Russia to her in his capacity as Pope.

She's also not happy when John Paul II consecrates Russia to her.

You integrists have turned the Blessed Mother into a Pharisee!

5 posted on 08/21/2004 7:01:50 PM PDT by sinkspur ("Where can I get a four-fin biretta"?--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: Grey Ghost II
Although I knew why John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II never consecrated Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I never knew why Pius XII didn't perform the consecration.

He performed it. As did John Paul II.

Straining for a gnat, you ignore the camel.

6 posted on 08/21/2004 7:04:40 PM PDT by sinkspur ("Where can I get a four-fin biretta"?--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: sinkspur; Viva Christo Rey; Salvation; NYer
Gratus es ad vehiculum salutis, sinkspur. Intres, sedeas, claudas, et teneas.

Ave Maria.
7 posted on 08/21/2004 7:09:22 PM PDT by pascendi (Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem)
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To: sinkspur
He performed it. As did John Paul II.

John Paul II did not do it. Show me some proof.

8 posted on 08/21/2004 7:14:17 PM PDT by Grey Ghost II
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To: Viva Christo Rey; thor76

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.


9 posted on 08/21/2004 7:18:24 PM PDT by Land of the Irish
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To: Grey Ghost II; sinkspur

There no proof. Because it wasn't done as requested. And we're paying for it.


10 posted on 08/21/2004 7:18:26 PM PDT by pascendi (Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem)
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To: pascendi
There no proof. Because it wasn't done as requested. And we're paying for it.

Who needs the Mother of God when you have Kofi Annan?

11 posted on 08/21/2004 7:19:37 PM PDT by Grey Ghost II
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To: pascendi
Because it wasn't done as requested. And we're paying for it.

Yep. Mean ole Mary is punishing the world because neither Pius XII nor John Paul II dotted every "i" that the Grunerites insist on; if they had, Gruner couldn't collect donations to keep his crusade against the Pope going.

If you guys give any money to anything associated with Gruner, you're being played for saps.

12 posted on 08/21/2004 7:24:13 PM PDT by sinkspur ("Where can I get a four-fin biretta"?--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: Grey Ghost II
Show me some proof.

Deal Hudson and Stephen Hand say so.

13 posted on 08/21/2004 7:25:35 PM PDT by Land of the Irish
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To: sinkspur


Down with the New Order.
14 posted on 08/21/2004 7:34:18 PM PDT by pascendi (Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem)
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To: pascendi

That's a beautiful picture of Our Lady. Thanks for posting it.


15 posted on 08/21/2004 7:37:24 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genitrix.... sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper...)
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To: sinkspur; pascendi; thor76; Land of the Irish; Grey Ghost II
The Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary has never been properly accomplished - despite your blasphemy, sinkspur.

As for the heretical antipopes of the robber church:

November 21, 1964 Paul VI consecrated the world but there was no mention of Russia.

May 13, 1982 John Paul II consecrated the world at Fatima without mentioning Russia.

May 25, 1984 John Paul II again consecrates the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary but not Russia. At the end of reading his text, John Paul II added: "Enlighten especially the peoples of which You Yourself are awaiting our consecration and confiding".

So by his **OWN WORDS* John Paul II admitted that he **STILL** had not performed the task ordered by Our Lady. He did no more than Paul VI had already done and less than Pope Pius XII had accomplished 32 years earlier.

16 posted on 08/21/2004 7:41:08 PM PDT by Viva Christo Rey
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To: Grey Ghost II
John Paul II did not do it. Show me some proof.

How about a letter from Sr. Lucia saying it was done?
17 posted on 08/21/2004 7:47:22 PM PDT by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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Helps if I post the url http://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/Fatima1984.htm
19 posted on 08/21/2004 7:48:21 PM PDT by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Viva Christo Rey
The Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary has never been properly accomplished

Of course it hasn't.

And it never will be as long as there's Grunerite money to be made from the non-consecration.

Strain a gnat, swallow a camel, VCR. Whitened sepulchres, and all that.

20 posted on 08/21/2004 7:49:09 PM PDT by sinkspur ("Where can I get a four-fin biretta"?--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: Talking_Mouse
How about a letter from Sr. Lucia saying it was done?

Are you kidding me? It wasn't done. Doesn't matter what she thinks.

21 posted on 08/21/2004 7:49:52 PM PDT by Grey Ghost II
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To: Pyro7480
It was done by this Diego Velázquez. Read this text about his painting of St. John the Evangelist on the island of Patmos; it's interesting.

Tomorrow's TLM gospel:

At that time, there stood by the cross of Jesus, His mother, and His mother's sister Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen. When Jesus therefore had seen His mother and the disciple standing, whom He loved, He saith to His mother,"Woman, behold thy son." After that He saith to the disciple, "Behold, thy mother." And from that hour the disciple took her to his own.
22 posted on 08/21/2004 7:50:08 PM PDT by pascendi (Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem)
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To: Grey Ghost II
A two-time divorcee and a slayer of his own blood.

Perhaps you'd like to post a bit of evidence for this little jewel.

23 posted on 08/21/2004 7:50:44 PM PDT by sinkspur ("Where can I get a four-fin biretta"?--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: Grey Ghost II
Doesn't matter what she thinks.

The woman who received the command from Mean ole Mary is now to be ignored so that the Grunerites can continue to cash in?

Why is this not surprising?

24 posted on 08/21/2004 7:52:39 PM PDT by sinkspur ("Where can I get a four-fin biretta"?--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: Grey Ghost II
No, I am not kidding you. Between your opinion and Sr. Lucia's opinion, I'm going with Sr. Lucia. If I'm wrong, I will spend the appropriate amount of time repenting of this in purgatory.
25 posted on 08/21/2004 7:55:42 PM PDT by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Talking_Mouse
Sr. Lucia will be going to God soon, and she realizes that this haggling over the consecration to Russia obscures the message of Fatima.

But, as long as there is a dime to be made from the antis on this, the good sister's assertion will be discarded like yesterday's newspaper.

26 posted on 08/21/2004 7:59:43 PM PDT by sinkspur ("What's the point in being Pope if you can't wear a tiara"?--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: sinkspur
"Sr. Lucia will be going to God soon, and she realizes that this haggling over the consecration to Russia obscures the message of Fatima."

Did you receive this information by means of an inner locution?

I don't know, man. I don't think I should believe you until your locutions have been approved by Rome.

Of course, they can't make a judgment on the matter until you quit.
27 posted on 08/21/2004 8:02:44 PM PDT by pascendi (Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem)
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To: sinkspur; All
Perhaps you'd like to post a bit of evidence for this little jewel.

My apologies to Stephen Hand. Got him mixed up with Vere. I jumped the gun and there's no excuse for that.

28 posted on 08/21/2004 8:04:13 PM PDT by Grey Ghost II
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To: pascendi

beautiful picture, thank you!


29 posted on 08/21/2004 8:07:51 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: pascendi
Did you receive this information by means of an inner locution?

How long is someone in her 90s going to live?

Straining at gnats, pascendi. Jesus condemned this nonsense in His strongest terms.

I suspect Gruner will admit that he was wrong when he can't wring any more cash out of the Mary machine.

30 posted on 08/21/2004 8:08:49 PM PDT by sinkspur ("What's the point in being Pope if you can't wear a tiara"?--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: sinkspur; Talking_Mouse
I suspect Gruner will admit that he was wrong when he can't wring any more cash out of the Mary machine.

If it was done, then where is the peace that the Blessed Mother promised? I have to side with the Blessed Mother over Sister Lucy on this one.

31 posted on 08/21/2004 8:11:12 PM PDT by Grey Ghost II
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To: Talking_Mouse

The last time we heard from Sr. Lucia herself after JPII admitted he did not consecrate Russia, she said the same. Since that time we've been subjected to second hand reports and alleged letters courtesy of Cardinal Sodano.

If Sr. Lucia states now it has been done, why is she no longer allowed to speak in public?


32 posted on 08/21/2004 8:12:05 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: Talking_Mouse

The last time we heard from Sr. Lucia herself after JPII admitted he did not consecrate Russia, she said the same. Since that time we've been subjected to second hand reports and alleged letters courtesy of Cardinal Sodano.

If Sr. Lucia states now it has been done, why is she no longer allowed to speak in public?


33 posted on 08/21/2004 8:12:51 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: Grey Ghost II
If it was done, then where is the peace that the Blessed Mother promised?

Uh, there's peace in Russia.

When did Russia last threaten anybody, except her domestic terrorists?

The Wall fell fifteen years ago.

34 posted on 08/21/2004 8:13:16 PM PDT by sinkspur ("What's the point in being Pope if you can't wear a tiara"?--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: sinkspur
Uh, there's peace in Russia.

Nice try. She said peace to all the world.

35 posted on 08/21/2004 8:16:46 PM PDT by Grey Ghost II
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To: sinkspur
"When did Russia last threaten anybody, except her domestic terrorists?"

The average Russian woman has 4 abortions per lifetime, from what I hear.

Some conversion.
36 posted on 08/21/2004 8:19:25 PM PDT by pascendi (Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem)
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To: Grey Ghost II
She said peace to all the world.

So a consecration is, like magic, going to end all conflict everywhere?

Maybe she needs to appear in Nijaf. There's a fat boy over there who would fold like a $2 suitcase if Mary jumped in his face. That would be a good start.

Trust in the Lord. Not private apparitions.

37 posted on 08/21/2004 8:24:06 PM PDT by sinkspur ("What's the point in being Pope if you can't wear a tiara"?--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: sinkspur
Trust in the Lord. Not private apparitions.

LOL. You were just claiming that the Pope had done the Consecration that Mary requested and now you're telling me to ignore her?

38 posted on 08/21/2004 8:27:30 PM PDT by Grey Ghost II
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To: sinkspur
Trust in the Lord. Not private apparitions.

I know we don't have to believe the private apparitions, but where have I heard similar words on here recently? Hmmm...

39 posted on 08/21/2004 8:27:51 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genitrix.... sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper...)
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To: Grey Ghost II

**Who needs the Mother of God when you have Kofi Annan?**

That is a low blow. Confession for you!


40 posted on 08/21/2004 8:33:25 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Pyro7480

I have no idea. I'm not into apparitions.


41 posted on 08/21/2004 8:33:51 PM PDT by sinkspur ("What's the point in being Pope if you can't wear a tiara"?--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: pascendi

We pray for you


42 posted on 08/21/2004 8:34:23 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: sinkspur

Check out the conversion stories posted by the "reformed." You almost used their words verbatim.


43 posted on 08/21/2004 8:36:05 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genitrix.... sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper...)
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To: Grey Ghost II
You were just claiming that the Pope had done the Consecration that Mary requested and now you're telling me to ignore her?

He did. Maybe it's time for Mary to uphold her end of the bargain.

Or, just pray and work for peace yourself.

Maybe we could both work on bringing a bit of harmony to FR.

I'll start by bowing out of this tit-for-tat.

44 posted on 08/21/2004 8:36:40 PM PDT by sinkspur ("What's the point in being Pope if you can't wear a tiara"?--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: Salvation
That is a low blow. Confession for you!

I will stroll right on down to the nearest Reconciliation Room. The only problem is that I need a sworn affidavit, signed by witnesses, stating that I actually sinned before the priest will absolve me.

45 posted on 08/21/2004 8:37:00 PM PDT by Grey Ghost II
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To: pascendi
The average Russian woman has 4 abortions per lifetime, from what I hear.

That doesn't count; ask Cardinal McCarrick, John Kerry's personal defender.

It's at the discretion of the local apostate bishop whether or not infanticide is murder or a mortal sin.

46 posted on 08/21/2004 8:37:07 PM PDT by Land of the Irish
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To: Pyro7480

I have no idea what you're talking about.


47 posted on 08/21/2004 8:37:20 PM PDT by sinkspur ("What's the point in being Pope if you can't wear a tiara"?--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: sinkspur
Maybe we could both work on bringing a bit of harmony to FR.

Peace brother!

48 posted on 08/21/2004 8:38:26 PM PDT by Grey Ghost II
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To: Grey Ghost II

I thought he did, twice.


49 posted on 08/21/2004 8:38:58 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Grey Ghost II

And we wonder where the non-Catholics get their ideas...........


50 posted on 08/21/2004 8:40:05 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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