The goal of the apostolate of the Shrine is to adequately respond to the insistent call of Pope John Paul II by cooperating with bishops and priests in the effort for a new evangelization, particularly so that lapsed Catholics may once again become involved in the ecclesial life of their parishes. This work not only seeks to benefit individuals but also entire families.
It is a worldwide initiative of Heralds of the Gospel, an international Private Association of the Christ’s Faithful of Pontifical Right.
Essentially it involves forming groups of thirty families in which a shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as She appeared at Fatima in Portugal, travels from home to home on pilgrimage.
Family receive the shrine in their home once a month on a day determined in agreement with the coordinator. On the appointed day, each respective family invites friends, relatives, neighbors to read a passage from the Gospel together, followed by a few minutes of reflection, recite the rosary and make an act of consecration of the family to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.