After the celebration of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.
Our Dear Mother, Our Lady of Luján. To your Immaculate Heart maternal consecrate this city of Buenos Aires. I consecrate to each of their children. You know us well and we know we want much. Today, after having adored Thy Son Jesus Christ, our brother and our God, I ask that we look at each and every one of us. I pray for every family in this city. I pray for our children and our elderly, for our patients, for those who are alone, for what they are in jail, for those who are hungry and have no jobs. For those who have lost hope, for those who have no faith. I pray also for those who govern us and teach us. I ask our Mother watch us all from becoming infected us with tenderness and your strength. We are your children. We put ourselves under your protection. Do not abandon us in this time of so much pain and difficulty. We hope your Mother’s heart and we dedicate all that we are and have. And above all, Mother, show unto us, and teach us to do what He tells us. Amen.
Buenos Aires, June 1, 2002.
Card. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ