Thursday, May 28, 2015

Consecration Prayer now available in Song

Thanks to Dennis and Angelina Girard at www.DivineMercyRosary.com for sharing a St. Louis de Montfort Marian Consecration song.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

This St. Louis de Montfort Marian Consecration song will assist souls in renewing their vows daily. 

St. Augustine tells us that he who sings, prays twice! Enjoy

If you would like to consecrate to Jesus through Mary using 33 Days to Morning Glory, just contact me jkmuss@gmail.com.  It has been called the "surest, easiest way to become a saint!"

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Group in Largo FL consecrates



Pilar Navales led a group of 20 from St Matthew Catholic Church in Largo FL to consecrate on May 13, 2015, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Fr. Tom Anastasia, pastor led the consecration ceremony with Fr. Paul Mangiafico and Deacon (now Fr.) Anthony Ustick.

Some in the group listened to the 33 Days to Morning Glory podcast, in addition to the reading and group meetings. Pilar said the podcast was very helpful. CLICK HERE for podcast links.

Pilar called the consecration "a very rewarding experience for her and her husband." She also said she would like to continue in helping more people at her parish to consecrate.

This is a key part of the what many parishes are doing for the Year of Mercy as called for by Pope Francis beginning December 8, 2015. CLICK HERE for parish plans for Year of Mercy.










If you'd like to lead a small group like Pilar, just contact me. I'd be glad to help you get started. Julie Musselman 727-709-8649  jkmuss@gmail.com





Thursday, May 21, 2015

Offer Consoling the Heart of Jesus retreat this Summer


More than 2 million copies of 33 Days to Morning Glory have been printed and of all those who consecrate, I hear one question:







What is NEXT??

The Answer is: Consoling the Heart of Jesus by Fr. Michael Gaitley

Consoling the Heart of Jesus (CHJ) is a group retreat that is offered over 10 weeks, making it perfect for the summer time.

CLICK HERE  to learn more about CHJ

CLICK HERE to order resources

Just contact me to get your group started.

Julie Musselman
jkmuss@gmail.com

Monday, May 11, 2015

Planting Morning Glory flower seeds while preparing for consecration

From Maggie Smith who is in a small group at Christ the King Parish in Tampa, FL:

I was at Home Depot thinking how our hearts can often be just like hard little seeds with an impenetrable sheath, but if we plant them in fertile ground, water and provide sunlight, a beautiful, beautiful flower begins to grow. So too can our hearts and souls grwo when we provide the right nourishment. 
 
 I decided to plant some Morning Glory seeds as we go through the 33 Days to Morning Glory retreat at our parish.  I like looking outside and thinking we are all growing right along with them:)  I also like having the visual reminder of what I personally hope to accomplish with this retreat.
We passed around the packets at our small group meeting.  It's a very small gesture but they seemed to like it and I think it makes a great point.
 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mississippi parish goes through Consoling the Heart of Jesus retreat

About 85 souls from St. James Catholic Church in Gulfport, MS consecrated to Jesus through Mary last year with Fr. Michael Gaitley's 33 Days to Morning Glory retreat. As with most 33 Days groups, those in the retreat wanted to continue learning more and so then began Fr. Gaitley's second retreat Consoling the Heart of Jesus. The new "Consolers" concluded their study by celebrating mass together on April 12, Divine Mercy Sunday.

If you or your parish have consecrated with 33 Days and would like to find out more about Consoling, just contact me! I'd be glad to help you start the Consoling the Heart of Jesus retreat with your friends or parish. It is a 10 retreat and ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.

If you wonder what's next after Consoling, I'd be glad to tell you about Wisdom and Works of Mercy. Now is the Time! All of these retreats fit in beautifully with the Year of Mercy Pope Francis has called to begin December 8. CLICK HERE for a Year of Mercy Parish Plan using Fr Gaitley's retreats.

Julie Musselman
727-709-8649
jkmuss@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Fr. Steve Ryan and group at Mary Help of Christians consecrate


March 25, 2015 a large group of parishioners at Mary Help of Christians Parish consecrated to Jesus through Mary using the book and retreat materials for 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley. Mary Help of Christians is a Tampa, FL Salesian run parish and retreat center. Their pastor, Fr. Steve Ryan is on fire with the Holy Spirit and has a deep love of Our Lady.

Kay Conroy led the group. When I asked Kay for a quote about her experience with leading the group she said "I think that what means the most to me is that they want more! They actually wanted to all come back the next Monday! It's that fire that we need to keep burning."

Many of those recently consecrated will begin the next retreat Consoling the Heart of Jesus. 

To get your group started, just call me! I can help with ideas, best practices and ordering
Julie Musselman
727-709-8649 
jkmuss@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Participant Packets on sale 25% off through April 10, 2015


























Parishes~

Please make plans now to start 33 Days to Morning Glory, Consoling the Heart of Jesus and Wisdom and Works of Mercy while the materials are on sale. We have special pricing on the books for 33 Days to Morning Glory and Consoling the Heart of Jesus and we have the participant packets on sale for 25% off when you buy 10 or more. Hurry! Offer expires April 10, 2015.

Just call me to order materials for your parish!
Julie Musselman
727-709-8649


96 Souls Consecrate in Cleveland, Ohio

On March 25, 2015 the Feast of the Annunciation, 96 parishioners from St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Cleveland, Ohio were consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary using Fr. Michael Gaitley's book 33 Days to Morning Glory.

Leader Matthew Lewis writes "After leading five 33 Days consecration groups in parishes throughout this diocese, I am really beholding what I pray every day in the consecration prayer, "Let me be a fit instrument in your immaculate and merciful hands for bringing the greatest glory to God."  I am witnessing how Our Lady is using me to bring others to her.  

My joy, my reward is to see all the excited hearts at the weekly classes.  I see a great hunger within these parishioners, but also I get to see them happily being fed!  "Hearts Afire Parish Program" is such an apropos name."

St. Patrick parish incorporated many of the Marian Apparitions in their small group as well as joining together for mass, song and rosary.

The Hearts Afire Parish Program begins with the 6 week 33 Days to Morning Glory retreat where people consecrate their lives to Jesus through Mary. Next groups go to the Consoling the Heart of Jesus 10 week retreat where they learn about Divine Mercy and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Then they complete this "lay formation" program by doing Wisdom and Works of Mercy (WWM) over 10 to 14 weeks. WWM uses two books The 'One Thing' is Three and You Did It To Me. In this retreat, participants learn about the Holy Trinity and how it impacts EVERYTHING. Then they learn how they can go about doing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy with You Did It To Me

All the books and retreat materials are written by Fr. Michael Gaitley. I would be glad to talk with YOU and help you start these amazing retreats at your parish!

Julie Musselman
727-709-8649
jkmuss@gmail.com 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sanctification Through Consecration- Ray Grieshaber

A young man from Cincinnati, Ohio attributes the Marian Consecration with helping him to grow in holiness. Below is his talk to the St. Gertrude "20s Group" delivered on March 19, 2015 the feast of St. Joseph. The talk is titled "Sanctification Through Consecration: The Secrets of Mary, St. Joseph and Holy Mother Church."

CLICK HERE for Ray's talk on YouTube

Books Ray Mentions:
True Devotion to St. Joseph and the Church by Fr. Dominic De Domenico.
33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley

Recently Ray wrote:

"My life changed in an unexpected way when I completed my Marian Consecration on December 8, 2012 using Fr. Gaitley's wonderful book 33 Days to Morning Glory. 

I reverted to the Catholic faith a couple years prior after finishing college and was spending most of the time gaining a "head knowledge" grasp of the basics of the faith: learning the Our Father, studying the Catechism, and beginning to develop a prayer life. After completing the consecration, my life was..."overtaken" by Our Lady. My heart began to soften and mold much faster than before, and Our Blessed Mother became my constant companion through trials, joys, pain, and happiness. As she protected me and steered my spiritual life, I swiftly grew in love and devotion to Jesus; the Gospel message became true and real. 

If there are those who have yet to complete this wonderful consecration, I ask that they only give Mary a chance to shape their hearts for an ever greater love."

JMJ,
Ray Grieshaber
President
St. Gertrude 20s group

To get your copy of 33 Days to Morning Glory CLICK HERE
to start a 33 Days to Morning Glory group, CLICK HERE for resources and call Julie Musselman for Parish discounts 727-709-8649  jkmuss@gmail.com

Monday, March 30, 2015

Alabama women's consecration bears immediate fruit

a recent email from Janet in Alabama~

"I consecrated myself to Jesus through Mary using Fr. Michael Gaitley's book 33 Days to Morning Glory on March 25, 2015. I prayed I was open to any and all Mary had for me.

Well I got a call out of the blue from a cousin. She wanted to ask me about the rosary and if we (Catholics) worshiped Mary. 

For the first time I feel I answered these question with out a struggle! I was confident and sure of the way I answered. 

She thanked me and said she understood what I was saying although being Baptist that's not what she had been told about Catholics. 

She then wanted to know if I would teach her how to say the rosary. Wow! I know Mary was speaking through me.

 I just wanted to thank you four gals for doing the podcast. I will be getting in touch later  

Your sister in Jesus through Mary,   
Janet







For daily podcast links CLICK HERE

If you'd like to start a group of friends, just contact me! I would love to help your group get started:

Julie Musselman
727-709-8649
jkmuss@gmail.com