The following is an update letter send to the international leaders of the Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici Movement, the worldwide Marian cause which prays and works for the solemn papal definition of the Spiritual Motherhood of Mary under its three essential roles as Co-redemtprix, Mediatrix of all Graces, and Advocate, by Dr. Mark Miravalle, President of Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici -Ed.


My dear Eminences, Excellencies, Reverend Fathers, beloved Religious and Consecrated, and dedicated Lay Faithful of the Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici Movement worldwide,
It is truly my joy to inform you that a great surge of prayers and petitions continue to reach Pope Francis  for the solemn definition of Our Lady’s Spiritual Motherhood, and I encourage you to “keep them coming”!
Let me highlight just some of the key interventions which, due to your persevering prayers and sacrifices for the Fifth Marian Dogma, have reached the person and office of Pope Francis since he has become our Holy Father:

    • In April, 2013, a petition for the Fifth Marian Dogma from 22 Archbishops from 16 developing nations was presented to Pope Francis
    • In July, 2013, a theologian spoke to Pope Francis in the Domus Santa Marta about the millions of faithful praying and petitioning for the Solemn Definition of Mary’s Spiritual Motherhood  and how this solemn definition is a heavenly condition for world peace
    • In October, 2013, one European bishop spoke with Pope Francis for 50 minutes in his papal apartment about the importance of the Fifth Marian Dogma
    • In October, 2013, a Vatican Ambassador presented to the Holy Father an enlarged prayer card of the Lady of All Nations in Spanish
    • In April, 2014, an Argentinian bishop presented to the Private Secretary of Pope Francis the list of 573 Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops who have recently petitioned the Holy See for the Fifth Marian Dogma
    • In May, 2014, a Latin American cardinal spoke to Pope Francis about the many people working hard for the Fifth Marian Dogma, and, according to the same cardinal, the Holy Father responded: “It is good that they are working for the Dogma because the way the world is now, it can only be saved through the intercession of Our Lady.”

These interventions to Pope Francis, an extremely Marian Holy Father, are only made possible through your constant prayers for the Fifth Marian Dogma, and still more meetings with Pope Francis are forthcoming!
I want to especially thank, during this “Year of Religious and Consecrated Life,” our faithful religious who have been so stouthearted in praying and sacrificing for Our Lady’s dogmatic crowning.  Please, beloved contemplative and active Religious, persevere in your daily prayers, Rosaries, Mass intentions, etc. for the Fifth Marian Dogma.  You know the value of continuing to “knock at the door of Our Lord’s Heart” for Our Lady’s solemn definition.  Surely, no one wants this solemn acknowledgement of Mary’s universal Motherhood more than Jesus himself, who established it on Golgotha with his dying command to us all: “Behold your Mother!” (Jn. 19:26).
To all my brothers and sisters in Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici, especially those who have indeed persevered over many years in praying and petitioning for this historic Marian victory, I say:
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and please continue!!!
Please remember how much easier it is for our Holy Father to proclaim this historic Marian Dogma when he does so in the names and with the prayers of millions of faithful like you worldwide, who have petitioned him to fulfill Heaven’s request for this great Marian crown!!
As the grave crises throughout the world continue to increase, so does the relevance and imperative of the Fifth Marian Dogma.
Let us each do our part in praying for and in petitioning to Pope Francis for the papal declaration that Mary is the world’s Spiritual Mother, and thus to enable her to fully intercede for peace for the world and historic grace for all humanity.
We entrust this great cause to the most chaste heart of St. Joseph, that through his powerful intercession as Patron of the Universal Church, he may intercede for the Fifth Marian Dogma, the Triumph of Mary’s Most Immaculate Heart, and an era of peace for the Church and for the world.

Dr. Mark Miravalle
Professor of Theology and Mariology
Franciscan University of Steubenville
President, Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici