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Total Consecration to Mary

|| An invitation from Fr. Alex ||

When I was in seminary, I had a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. I felt her nearness to me during my discernment and her encouragement along the way. At some point over the last 14 years of priesthood, I have noticed that I have drifted away a bit. It’s not that I don’t pray to Our Lady, but it’s different than what it used to be. I recognize that it could be better and I want it to be better.

I would also like to invite you to share in this spiritual exercise with me. I have been wondering how I might stay with you all in spirit as I leave for sabbatical. And it occurred to me that sharing in a common prayer that leads us all to Mary would be a beautiful way to stay together.

Specifically, I would like to invite you to read and pray with me the book, 33 Days to Morning Glory by Michael Gaitley, MIC. This book is a 34 day retreat with reflections each day that lead us to the point of being able to consecrate ourselves to Mary. Essentially, we are getting our hearts to a place where we can allow Mary to care for us as our mother.

I am proposing that we begin this retreat on Friday, February 21 and complete our consecration on the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord on March 25.

|| So what do you need? ||

  1. You will need the book, 33 Days to Morning Glory by Michael Gaitley, MIC. It can be found online or you could order it through a local bookstore. You are encouraged to order it by February 1 to ensure you have it in time. Here are some links to various online retailers: Thrift Books, Catholic Shop, Abe Books, and Amazon.
  2. You will need a desire to grow in your relationship with Mary. Mary has a deep respect for our freedom and she wants us to say yes to her and her Son willingly. So pray and ask for that desire.
  3. You will need the schedule below. For your convenience, the schedule for all the days is shown below. The book is laid out very simply and is clear about how to follow these 34 days.

 


The Daily Calendar in preparation for total consecration

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

February 21

Day 1

February 22

Day 2

February 23

Day 3

February 24

Day 4

February 25

Day 5

February 26

Day 6

February 27

Day 7

February 28

Day 8

February 29

Day 9

March 1

Day  10

March 2

Day  11

March 3

Day  12

March 4

Day  13

March 5

Day  14

March 6

Day  15

March 7

Day  16

March 8

Day  17

March 9

Day  18

March 10

Day  19

March 11

Day  20

March 12

Day  21

March 13

Day  22

March 14

Day  23

March 15

Day  24

March 16

Day  25

March 17

Day  26

March 18

Day  27

March 19

Day  28

March 20

Day 29

March 21

Day 30

March 22

Day 31

March 23

Day 32

March 24

Day 33

March 25

Consecration Day