am totally yours."
The motto of
Pope John Paul II contains within it the theology of the
Entrustment of the Third Millennium. "Mary I am totally
yours! You, who are the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, form
us into images of your Divine Son." As we begin the Third
Millennium of the Christian era our world desperately needs
this entrustment, an act which begs the grace to reform and
renew human hearts. Only in this way can the Third Millennium
become a Civilization of Love, rather than a culture of death.
of the Third Millennium will take place within the context of
the pilgrimage of the Catholic Bishops to Rome for their
Jubilee Day. At 10:00 a.m. (4:00 a.m. Eastern) on Sunday 8 October
in St. Peter's Square, the assembled bishops will concelebrate
the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with Pope John Paul II. After
Holy Communion, the Pontiff will go before the image of the
Virgin of Fátima and make the act of Entrustment.