Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Flame of Love Apostolate consecrating Coast to Coast

Guest Post from the Flame of Love Movement ~

Greetings in the Love of the Most Holy Trinity and Our Heavenly Mother!

We, in the Flame of Love Movement of the United States, would like to invite you to join us in a Coast to Coast Total Consecration (or renewal of a previous Consecration) to Our Lord Jesus Christ through Our Blessed Mother on May 31st of this year, 2019.  This special day is the commemoration of three Marian feasts: Blessed Mother's Visitation to Elizabeth; Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces; and the Lady of All Nations. Imagine the outpouring of grace from Heaven as we all unite, for the greater glory of God, in offering ourselves, our apostolates, prayers, good works, and sacrifices to Our Lord, through the hands of Our Blessed Mother, as one body on the very same day!

 "...our good works (and prayers) passing through Mary's hands, are progressively purified.  Consequently, their merit and their satisfactory and prayer value is also increased.  That is why they become much more effective in relieving the souls in Purgatory and in converting sinners, than if they did not pass through the virginal hands of Mary." True Devotion to Mary #172

If you would like to use Fr. Michael Gaitley’s 33 Days to Morning Glory Group Retreat, you may order, here.

If you or your group will be participating in this Coast to Coast Consecration, please sign up at for periodic updates and details for the May 31 day of Consecration.

We hope you will consider joining us on this special day for the Glory of God!

And...join our upcoming retreat!

To Register Contact:
Diane Salem

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Diocese of St Petersburg to hold Marian Congress

Over 1,300 people gathered at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle on Sunday, May 6, 2018 to pray during a Holy Hour as Bishop Gregory Parkes consecrated the Diocese of St. Petersburg to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Now, in 2019, the joy, grace and hope continue with the First Annual Marian Congress. All are invited to renew their consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary personally and as a Diocese. (To read a message about the Marian Congress from Bishop Parkes, click here.)
All Are Invited
Marian Congress
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle
5815 5th Avenue N., St. Petersburg
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Mass of Renewal, 4:00 p.m.
Why attend the Marian Congress?
  • Learn about the role Mary has in the Church, why she is a gift to you from Jesus and why she is your refuge in time of danger.
  • Learn how to take Mary into your heart and home so that your life and your family can be transformed.
  • Spend time with Jesus in prayer during Eucharistic Exposition, Adoration, and Benediction.
  • Listen to uplifting music from Freedom to Worship Ministry.
Why renew your consecration during the Mass of Renewal that begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle?
Making a consecration is an act of love, and love needs to be constantly renewed. Renewing your consecration means giving yourself again to Jesus in and through the Heart of Mary.
Register by clicking here:
  • The cost for the conference portion of the Marian Congress is $25 including lunch.
  • Limited scholarships are available on a “first-come, first-served basis” for those who cannot afford the Marian Congress fee of $25.  Please contact Mercedes CedeƱo at 727-344-1611 to request a scholarship.
  • The Mass of Renewal is open to all and registration is not necessary.
The First Annual Marian Congress is held in cooperation with the International Consecrated Marian Society.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Diocese of St. Petersburg Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Bishop Gregory Parkes presided Sunday May 6 at the Consecration of the Diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle was packed with witnesses from many parishes in the diocese.

The diocese was able to live stream the event to those who were unable to attend.

It is not too late! If you were not able to consecrate along with the diocese, start your own small group of friends or fellow parishioners. Here are the diocesan options on how to consecrate using Fr. Michael Gaitley's 33 Days to Morning Glory.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

St. Petersburg Diocese to Consecrate

The Diocese of St. Petersburg Will Be Consecrated to the 
Immaculate Heart of Mary on May 6
In an effort to lead all people closer to the Heart of Jesus, Bishop Gregory Parkes 
has announced that he will consecrate the parishes, schools, charities, ministries 
and all people who live in the five counties of the Diocese to the Immaculate Heart of 
Mary. To consecrate means to dedicate or set aside for a sacred purpose. 
Mary’s life was set aside for the sole purpose of serving Jesus. 
By following her example, Catholics can completely give themselves to 
Christ in a powerful way and give their lives to Him in service and love.
All are invited to the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (5815 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg) 
on May 6 at 3 p.m. for a Holy Hour led by Bishop Parkes to take part in this special 
celebration during the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the 
Diocese of St. Petersburg.  For more information, visit:

Friday, October 6, 2017

More than two dozen dioceses consecrating this year!

National Catholic Register reports more than 24 diocese have or are preparing to consecrate! 

These bishops below are true HEROES in leading their flocks to Jesus through Mary! 

If you would like to help your parish consecrate, we have the abridged 33 Days to Morning Glory paper back edition available for very low parish rates. Additionally, many parishes are using their subscription to FORMED to offer Fr Michael Gaitley's videos and retreat companion resources and reach everyone in their parish!

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If you'd like to order books, or learn more about FORMED, just email me your name, parish name and diocese

·         On Jan. 14 2017, Bishop Robert Baker consecrated the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary before the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham during the Fatima Centennial U.S. visitation. 
·         On May 13 2017, the 100th anniversary of the first apparition at Fatima, Bishop James Johnston Jr. consecrated the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 
·         On May 13,2017 Bishop Thomas Tobin consecrated the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as part of the “Year With Mary, Our Mother.” 
·         On May 13-14,2017 Bishop John Folda and priests joining him consecrated the Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 
·         On May 13,2017 Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit, Michigan, entrusted and consecrated the city and the Archdiocese of Detroit to Our Lady of Fatima. 
·         On May 13, 2017 Bishop Joseph Strickland entrusted the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 
·         On May 13-14,2017 Bishop Arthur Serratelli asked priests to lead people at their parishes in a consecration of the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 
·         On May 16, 2017 Bishop Peter Libasci of the Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire, consecrated the entire Catholic school system to the Blessed Mother, with more than 6,000 K-12 students, faculty and staff from 27 Catholic schools in attendance. 
·         On May 20, 2017 Archbishop Leonard Blair of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, consecrated the archdiocese to the Blessed Mother, as he does yearly on the day of ordination of priests. 
·         On June 3, 2017 Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester, Massachusetts, consecrated the diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
·         On June 24, 2017 the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Bishop Jeffrey Monforton re-consecrated the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 
·         On the Aug. 13 2017 anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, Bishop Earl Boyea asked every parish in the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, to consecrate and entrust themselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 
·         On Sept. 8, 2017 the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bishop John Quinn renewed the consecration of the Diocese of Winona, Minnesota, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. 
·         On Oct. 7, 2017 the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will consecrate the Archdiocese of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the annual Rosary rally. 
·         On Oct. 8,2017  Bishop Joseph Kopacz will consecrate the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi, to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. 
·         On the 100th anniversary of the great miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, on Oct. 13, Cardinal Donald Wuerl will consecrate the U.S. to Our Lady of Fatima’s Immaculate Heart at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The event will be broadcast by EWTN. 
·         On Oct. 13, the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado, and all who live in it will be entrusted to Mary’s Immaculate Heart by Archbishop Samuel Aquila. 
·         On Oct. 13, Bishop Thomas Olmsted will consecrate the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 
·         On Oct. 13, Archbishop Bernard Hebda will re-consecrate the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the Cathedral of St. Paul as part of the annual archdiocesan Rosary procession. The archdiocese has been consecrated to the Immaculate Heart annually at the October Rosary procession. 
·         On Oct. 15, the Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colorado, will be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by Bishop Michael Sheridan during a Rosary Rally at Holy Apostles parish. 
·         On Oct. 15, Archbishop Charles Chaput will consecrate the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 
·         On Oct. 14-15, all of Pennsylvania’s eight dioceses and two Eastern-rite eparchies will be consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is the second part of a two-part consecration during this year to observe Mary’s apparitions at Fatima. On Sept. 27, the state’s bishops also made an official dedication together at Mass at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg. 
·         On Oct. 22,2017 Bishop Terry LaValley will consecrate the Diocese of Ogdensburg, New York, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at St. Mary’s Cathedral. 
·         For Dec. 9, 10, or even 8th (pastor’s choice), 2017Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, California, wants every parish and mission of the diocese to be consecrated or dedicated to Mary. 

If you'd like to order books, or learn more about FORMED, just email me your name, parish name and diocese

Monday, August 14, 2017

Many Planning Consecrations to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Fatima

I'm hearing of several parish wide and diocesan wide plans to consecrate to Jesus through Mary during this special 100 year anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal.

Bishop Conley of Lincoln, NE invited his flock to consecrate May 13, 2017, see his video appeal here.

Diocese of Harrisburg, PA is reporting that all Dioceses and Eparchys in Pennsylvania are to be consecrated, here.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has all the details here.

We have bulk parish pricing on the books in English or Spanish and 5% off Participant Packets for parishes.

To connect with your local Parish Consultant, email me with your parish name and diocese.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Groups makes plans for Wisdom and Works of Mercy

Parishioners at Our Lady of the Angels in Lakewood Ranch, FL finished Consoling the Heart of Jesus on March 25. They are making plans to go on to the next study Wisdom and Works of Mercy which includes the 2 books: The 'One Thing' is Three and You Did It To Me.

Fr. Michael Gaitley will be speaking in Clearwater, FL at the Mercy and Mary Retreat March 31-April 2 2017, details here.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

33 Days to Merciful Love group is Lovin' the new retreat

This September a group of about 30 women began gathering on Thursdays at the Shields home in St. Petersburg FL. Most of the women are members of St. Raphael Catholic Church, but some are from neighboring parishes and some are not even Catholic. Each week they have been faithful to read the 2 pages a day, gather on Thursdays for their small group discussions and WOW! God has been so faithful!

As the group learned more and more about St. Therese's Offering to Merciful Love and prepared for their consecration to Divine Mercy, they became very interested in the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Leaders Lisette Shields and Cary Lennereth told the group about the Jubilee and the Holy Doors at our Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Then the field trip plans began!

First Stop: Confession
Fr. Kevin Mackin of St. Raphaels offered several extra confession times. Some took advantage of the regular confessions at the Cathedral.
Next Stop: Mass and Prayers
Those going to the Doors arrived first for the 11 am daily mass. After mass they said the required prayers for the Holy Father.

Last Stop: Porta Sancta
Walking through the Holy Doors and receiving all the graces of the total forgiveness of sins during the Year of Mercy

These wonderful ladies are now inspiring more and more to receive the Jubilee Plenary Indulgence. CLICK HERE for more information on that.

The group will complete 33 Days to Merciful Love and make their Offering to Merciful Love on October 22, Feast of St Pope John Paul II.

For materials to start your group, visit the Marian's online store, here.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Consoling the Heart of Jesus Retreats hosted this summer

Fr. Gaitley's Consoling the Heart of JesusA group of 21journeyed through Fr. Michael Gaitley's retreat Consoling the Heart of Jesus at St. Mark's parish in New York. Organizer Theresa Piekut writes: "the people were so grateful, they kept thanking me and saying how sad it was that it was over. A few will continue to meet after Wednesday mass to further discuss the book."
The group is pictured around a brownie cupcake rosary!

Most small groups like the group above, go through the Consoling retreat over 10 weeks, using Fr. Gaitley's videos, a retreat companion (workbook) and the book Consoling the Heart of Jesus. Fr. Gaitley also provides a way to go through the entire book in a weekend! See pages 24-26 of Consoling the Heart of Jesus for the schedule.

This past July a group of 10 souls in Wisconsin went through Consoling the Heart of Jesus as a weekend retreat over the course of 2 weekends. They began Friday night of the first weekend, reading pages 17-46 and watching Fr. Gaitley's video "Laying the Foundation." Saturday beginning at 9 am they continued reading and watching videos as well as having group discussions, confession, mass and adoration until 6 pm.

The second weekend they met again Friday night, covered pages 108-127, and on Saturday pages 127-195, again including adoration, discussions and videos.

Their priest Fr. Kizewski gave the retreat "two thumbs up." 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

High School Students Consecrate

Praise be Jesus Christ!

Each year our Consecration at Charlotte Catholic High School gets deeper. This year we actually had the four relics of the Saints in  Father Gaitley's 33 Days to Morning Glory who form us in Marian Consecration. The students had a particular understanding of the meaning of Marian Consecration because of the effort taken to understand St. Louis Marie deMontfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa and Saint John Paul II.  These  contemporary saints add so much to what has gone before, in the original Marian Consecration by St. Louis de Montfort..In particular, St. Maximilian Kolbe’s understanding of the Immaculate Conception really impacted this group. Father Jason Barone was the presider this year. 

Thank you again for your devotion to this cause!

Sister Agnes Cousins
Charlotte Catholic High School
Charlotte, NC