Friday, January 23, 2015

33 Days retreat saves College woman's life

I received this email and share it with Jamie's permission:
Jamie from California
"My name is Jamie  and I am a junior at the University of San Diego. I recently finished the 33 days to Morning Glory retreat (after a recommendation from my parish priest at home) and I have never felt more enlightened, invigorated or inspired. I was going through college, living the typical college lifestyle- and my faith was suffocating. I was also in rehab for an eating disorder. My parish priest recommended making this 33 day spiritual retreat and I can’t even put into words how drastically it changed my life. This consecration was nothing short of saving my life! I have never felt a freedom like this and I want to share this with everyone I possibly can!"

Jamie also shared this meaningful quote from St. Maximilian Kolbe who was one of the biggest promoters of Marian Consecration in the 1920s and 30s:

"The Immaculata alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan. She seeks souls that will consecrate themselves entirely to her, that will become in her hands forceful instruments for the defeat of Satan and the spread of God's kingdom."
-St. Maximilian Kolbe

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

All Participant Packets now 25% off when you buy 10 or more!

Hearts Afire Parish-Based Program Participant Packets are included in our recently announced Lighthouse Catholic Media Lent Specials~

Call me to place your order and get your groups started!
Julie Musselman 727-709-8649

Here are all the details:
(Please note, participant packets do NOT include the paperback book)
33 Days to Morning Glory Participant Packet without the book  now just $14.96, regular price $19.95
The participant packet includes the 33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat Companion (workbook) and:

- Prayer card with Consecration Prayer
- "Collection of Daily Prayers" (a greeting-card sized compilation of the week's prayers)
- Rosary (colors will vary)
How to Pray the Rosary Pamphlet
- Miraculous Medal
- Consecration Day Certificate (8.5 x 11, full-color)

Each item in this packet was thoughtfully chosen as an aid to bring participants deeper into understanding, preparing for, and living out their consecration to Jesus through Mary. 
Consoling the Heart of Jesus Participant Packet, without the book now just $14.96, regular price $19.95
The Participant Packet includes the Consoling the Heart of Jesus Retreat Companion (workbook) and"
- Consoler's Morning Offering Prayer Card
- 8"x10" Divine Mercy Image
- Rosary (colors will vary)
- Chaplet and Novena of Divine Mercy Pamphlet
- 8 ½" x 11" full-color Consoler's Principle and Foundation Certificate
- Way of the Cross Pamphlet
- Divine Mercy Message and Devotion Booklet
Does NOT include the book Consoling the Heart of Jesus.

Wisdom and Works of Mercy Participant Kit, without the One Thing is Three Book, now just $22.46, regular price $19.95

Participant Packet includes:
-Wisdom and Works of Mercy: A Two-in-One Companion (workbook)
-Prayer Card with the Three Points of Communion
-10 Divine Mercy business card size prayer cards
-CD with the "Farewell Discourse" from The Gospel According to John

-8 1/2" x 11" full-color Three Points of Communion Certificate

 -Full-color bookmark with reading assignments

*Book: 'You Did It to Me': A Practical Guide to Mercy in Action by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC 200 pages

Does NOT include the book The One Thing is Three, 
Book sold separately for $12.71 each 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Now is a GREAT time to plan your 33 Days to Morning Glory Consecration

We have some beautiful timing this liturgical year with Ash Wednesday beginning on February 18 and the next start date for a 33 Days to Morning Glory Consecration retreat starting February 20!

Those who start on February 20 will consecrate on the feast of the Annunciation, March 25, which will fall in the fifth week of Lent this year.

What a perfect way to spend your Lent, learning more about Mary through some of the greatest Marian Saints: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Pope Saint John Paul II.

START TODAY to get your parish group going. We have simple directions that ANYONE can follow to gather friends, family and fellow parishioners together CLICK HERE.

First thing is to get your Coordinator Kit ordered so you have your leader guide and can begin to review the materials. CLICK HERE to purchase Coordinator Kit online as well a the paper back book.

For Parishes this lent we have VERY VERY low bulk pricing on the book. Please contact me to help you get your group started. I can provide ideas, answer questions and help with ordering and bulk pricing.

Julie Musselman

After 33 Days the next step is ~


For Parishes and groups that have already consecrated, the next retreat is Consoling the Heart of Jesus. Consoling the Heart of Jesus is a 10 week Do-it-yourself-Ignatian retreat.

Again, this is the perfect time of year to begin the retreat, leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday on April 12. If you begin around  February 1,and meet weekly for 10 weeks your group will conclude the Consoling the Heart of Jesus Retreat right at Divine Mercy Sunday. WOW!

Get started NOW organizing your parish group. We have simple directions to start Consoling the Heart of Jesus CLICK HERE.

Buy your coordinator kit for $44.95 right away online by clicking HERE . Coordinator kit includes the Leader Guide, the DVDs, the participant workbook and rosary, prayer card and certificate. It does NOT include the book. Book is purchased separately,

We do also offer very low bulk pricing on the Consoling the Heart of Jesus Book for parishes and dioceses, just contact me:

Julie Musselman

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Fr. Michael Gaitley announces Divine Mercy Florida Tour January 26- February 3

Make plans now to come and hear Fr. Michael Gaitley's important message on Divine Mercy. Fr. Gaitley will be speaking Monday January 26 through Friday January 30 at five different parishes.  Each night will consist of 1 talk beginning at 7 pm.      

Saturday January 31, Fr. Gaitley will give a half day retreat 8am-1pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dunedin. Sunday February 1, Father will celebrate mass and be the main homilist at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinellas Park. See full schedule below.

Admission is Free for all events and you do not need to register, just come and bring a friend! Fr. Gaitley will have his books and retreat materials available afterward.

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC is a member of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and author of the bestselling books, Consoling the Heart of Jesus, 33 Days to Morning Glory, and the new book You Did it to Me: A Practical Guide to Mercy in Action. When he is not traveling, Fr. Michael lives and works on Eden Hill in Stockbridge, Mass., home of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy.

Florida Divine Mercy Tour 2015:
Monday Jan 26, 2015 7 pm
Mary Help of Christians
6400 East Chelsea St
Tampa FL 33610
Questions? contact: Kay Conroy, 309-269-5286,

Tuesday Jan 27, 2015 7 pm
SS Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church
2850 75th St W
Bradenton FL 34209
Questions? contact:Bonnie LaVigne 239-898-0687
Wednesday Jan 28, 2015 7 pm
St. Patrick Catholic Church
2121 16th Ave SW
Largo FL 33770
Questions? contact:Claire Obordo 727-584-2318

​​Thursday Jan 29, 2015 7 pm
St. Stephen Catholic Church
5049 Bell Shoals Road
Valrico FL 33596 
Questions? contact:Patty Zumpano, (813) 653-0634,

Friday Jan ​30​, 2015 7 pm
Cathedral of St Jude  
5815 5th Avenue North
St. Petersburg FL 33710
Questions? contact:Marybeth Finster (727) 224-1156
Saturday Jan 31, 2015 8 am-1pm RETREAT
Our Lady of Lourdes  
750 San Salvador Dr
Dunedin FL 34698 
Questions? Olivia Hoegstrom-352-238-6324
Schedule of the day: 8am confessions,  9am mass,  2 talks, dismiss before lunch, about 1pm

Sunday Feb 1, 2015 MASSES ONLY
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
7809 46th Way No.
Pinellas Park FL 33781
(727) 541-4447
Fr Gaitley to offer all  Sunday masses, 8 am, 9:30 am and 11:30 am.

Monday Feb 2, 2015 7 pm
Ave Maria University
5050 Ave Maria Blvd.
Bob Thomas Student Union (Clancy Street)
University Ballroom - 1st Floor 
Questions? contact:Bonnie LaVigne 239-898-0687

Tuesday Feb 3, 2015 at 7 pm
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church  
200 N. University Drive. 
Plantation, FL 33324
Questions? contact:Margarita Kiang. 954- 557 3069

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

All 33 Days to Morning Glory Materials now available for online purchase!

Our new retail online store now makes shopping easy and available anytime! 

This Coordinator Kit comes with everything needed to start a 33 Days to Morning Glory Small Group Retreat. 

The following items are included:
--Retreat Coordinator's Guide to assist you in starting a group
--DVDs of 6 Retreat Talks by Fr. Gaitley (approximately 36 minutes per talk)
--33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat Companion (Workbook)

and our free gifts included:
- Prayer card with Consecration Prayer
- "Collection of Daily Prayers" (a greeting-card sized compilation of the week's prayers)
- Rosary (colors will vary)
How to Pray the Rosary Pamphlet
- Miraculous Medal
- Consecration Day Certificate (8.5 x 11, full-color)

$44.95 CLICK HERE to order Coordinator Kit
Available only in English.

Please note: The paperback book, 33 Days to Morning Glory, is NOT included in this kit. 

Contact Julie Musselman for special bulk parish pricing 727-709-8649 or email

This Participant Packet is the way to purchase the Retreat Compantion (workbook.) It is the designed for those who would like to join a 33 Days to Morning Glory Small Group Retreat, and already have the paperback book 33 Days to Morning Glory. The participant packet includes the Retreat Companion (workbook) and our free gifts to you: 

- Prayer card with Consecration Prayer
- "Collection of Daily Prayers" (a greeting-card sized compilation of the week's prayers)
- Rosary (colors will vary)
How to Pray the Rosary Pamphlet
- Miraculous Medal
- Consecration Day Certificate (8.5 x 11, full-color)

Each item in this packet was thoughtfully chosen as an aid to bring participants deeper into understanding, preparing for, and living out their consecration to Jesus through Mary. 

$24.95 CLICK HERE to order Participant Packet 
Available only in English.

For Parish discounts contact:
Julie Musselman 727-709-8649

Watch this series weekly as an integral part of your 33 Days to Morning Glory Small Group Retreat. This two-disc set includes six sessions. Each session consists of an introductory talk and a main talk, and accompanies the lessons from the 33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat Companion (workbook.) 

Total run time: Approximately 230 min
$34.95 CLICK HERE to order DVDs
Available only in English.

For Parish discounts contact:
Julie Musselman 727-709-8649

This beautiful full-color certificate contains the 33 Days to Morning Glory Consecration prayer with space for a date and name. Printed on 8.5" x 11" card stock, this certificate is sure to become a treasured keepsake for all those that give their lives to Jesus through Mary. 

$.99 each CLICK HERE To order in English and to see enlarged Certificate


Esta hermosa certificado contiene la oración Consagración 33 Días con espacio para la fecha y el nombre. Impreso el 8,5 " x 11 " de papel de tarjetas , este certificado es seguramente se convertirá en un recuerdo atesorado para todos aquellos que entregan su vida a Jesús a través de María.  

all items ship from Greater Chicago, Illinois area via UPS.
Continental United States Shipping is 8% with a $12 minimum

Friday, December 5, 2014

Youtube videos and parking lot signs promote 33 Days at Florida parish

Something visibly exciting is going on at St. Raphael Catholic Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. 33 Days to Morning Glory consecration organizers, Marybeth Finster and Lisette Shields are using creative ways to connect with parishioners and school families as a group of about 100 reads 33 Days November 29 through January 1.

The first step was to greet the group with the sign "Come, Holy Spirit, Living in Mary" as they enter for their weekly meeting.

Then, the daily prayers are displayed on signs at the school car line. The car line is where the parents line up to pick up their children at the end of the school day~ 
at 3pm, divine mercy hour:)
The 33 Day organizers are also using new media to spread the word and keep everyone up to speed during the 33 days retreat. Fr. Kevin Mackin, OFM,  associate pastor of the parish, has been recording YouTube videos to welcome and encourage participation.

CLICK HERE for Fr Kevin Mackin's invitation to join the consecration

CLICK HERE for Fr. Mackin's week 2 message:

Marybeth Finster commented," I personally feel the “tug of war” between the distractions of the day and what I should be meditating on. This helps me stay focused and on track."

More details to follow as this dynamic parish moves forward to January 1 Consecration.

If you would like to start a group at your parish, contact Julie Musselman for ideas and orders. or 727-709-8649

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Group from Holy Spirit and Holy Trinity parishes consecrates November 19

Our Lady of Divine Providence, feast day November 19

November 19, Father Lajo,OMI from Spain celebrated Mass with a consecration group from Holy Spirit Catholic Church and Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Texas. After mass they recited the consecration prayer and Father gave a blessing. Each newly consecrated soul left a rose for Mary at the grotto. 
Afterward at the home of Gabriela Flannery, one of the group coordinators, white and blue balloons were released. Each wrote their name and a petition on a balloon. The group also celebrated participant Babi's birthday and that Babi just finished her chemotherapy treatment.

Gabriela works as a volunteer at the hospital as a Eucharistic Minister. She is always sharing the Divine Mercy message and her love of the Rosary, She also works with NODA (No One Dies Alone) and has been giving out the Marian consecration information.

Leader, Gabriela Flannery in the white coat to the left of Father Lajo. 
Leader Rosy De Hoyos is far right.

I can help your friends or parish get started. Just call me!
Julie Musselman

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

33 Days to Morning Glory Bulk Pricing for Parishes $2 each for 500 books or more

Parishes or Dioceses who would like to spread the consecration to Jesus through Mary using Fr. Michael Gaitley's book 33 Days to Morning Glory are now offered a bulk price of just $2 per book when you purchase 500 books or more.

This incredibly low pricing is being offered only to Parishes and Dioceses now through December 19, 2014 so that as many souls as possible can consecrate as soon as possible.

Many parishes are making plans to give this book away as a gift to all who attend mass on Christmas. Along with giving the book, parishes are including an invitation to each recipient to join in a 6 week small group in January to read 33 Days to Morning Glory together and then consecrate on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11. What a beautiful way to reach souls who may only come to mass once or twice a year!

Please call me right away to get your parish order placed.
Julie Musselman

In addition to the book, I can also help you get the Coordinator kit and participant packets.

 I was with Fr. Gaitley at a retreat two weeks ago and it is his heartfelt desire that all of us help spread devotion to Our Lady through the consecration. If you've been thinking about starting a group, please do! I can help. I speak with group leaders and share ideas and best practices to get YOUR parish or small group up and running.

Here is a list of the upcoming start dates and consecration dates.
Begin:                         ______ Consecrate:           Feast Day:
December 31                  February 2            Presentation of Our Lord         
December 31                  February 2            Our Lady of Good Success 
January 9                        February 11           Our Lady of Lourdes
February 20                    March 25              Annunciation

Julie Musselman

Thursday, November 6, 2014

33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat Coordinator Guide PDF now available

Thinking about leading a 33 Days to Morning Glory small group retreat, but not sure how to start?
I'd be glad to help! I'd be glad to send you a Retreat Coordinator Guide, just email

Here are the main planning steps from the Retreat Coordinator Guide to start your group:
  • Pick a Consecration Date ~ CLICK HERE for a list of dates
  • Find a Venue ~ can be your home or at your parish
  • Promote the retreat and Invite
  • Order your Coordinator's Kit and retreat materials~Contact me for parish bulk pricing 727-709-8649 or
Coordinator kit with book $49.95

  • Train your small group leaders if you are having more than that 8 people join in
  • Plan your Consecration Day

Want more details? Just email me and I can send you a pdf of the retreat coordinator's guide.
Julie Musselman

Won't you PLEASE START A GROUP? Our Lady is counting on you to invite others!