Consecration to our Blessed Mother: 33 Days to Morning Glory
From Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, comes an extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality. (See retreat schedule listed below.)
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What does it mean to consecrate yourself to our Blessed Mother?
Consecration to Mary does not diminish or substitute the love of God, but enhances it, for all consecration is ultimately made to God. The Catholic Church has always advocated consecrating yourself to Jesus Christ through the Blessed Virgin Mary, the perfect model of discipleship.
St. Louis de Monfort described total Consecration to Jesus through Mary as the “Surest, easiest, shortest, and the most perfect means to become a Saint.”
For this six week journey, we will read how four great Saints: St. Louis de Montfort, Maximilian Kolbe, St. Mother Theresa and St. John Paul II, were guided by the perfect disciple, Our Blessed Mother. We will also learn how our Blessed Mother will guide us to become Saints.
"This is why we're encouraging so many...to consecrate themselves to Mary, because she brings us most intimately into that encounter with Jesus," says Fr. Michael Gaitley, author of "33 Days to Morning Glory" and director of the Association of Marian Helpers.
The Upper Room Ministry invites you to join us in consecrating (or re-consecrating) our lives to Jesus through Mary
Wednesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the Santa Cruz Room.
(Books are needed for this retreat and can be orderd through the registration link listed at the top of this page).
July 6th– Orientation & Introduction to Marian Consecration
July 13th – St. Louis de Montfort
July 20th – St. Maximilian Kolbe
July 27th - St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
August 3rd – St John Paul II
August 10th – Synthesis & Review, Preparation for Consecration
August 14th and 15th: Consecration at Mass for the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Assumption
For questions, send an email to [email protected] or
call 805-642-7966 ext. 115