Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Consecration spread to Texas and Mexico


Gaby is a 33 Days to Morning Glory leader in Texas. She is doing amazing work to spread the consecration wherever God wills. She submitted this report:

Above is the group that consecrated to Mary on May 13, 2015, Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. It was at the 12 o'clock mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in San Antonio, Texas. Father Lajo, OMI celebrated the mass. Among the group was Fr. Kennedy who came from Africa recently and has been working as a hospital chaplain. I gave him a book in English. People were from different parishes.

I sent 100 Spanish Consecration pamphlets to a priest I met during a Priest's Retreat last September in Monterrey, Mexico and he handed them out last month at a priest's retreat in Venezuela.  

On May 13 also there was another Consecration group in the Cathedral in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico  (see below) the celebrant was Father Daniel.

From the 350 books in Spanish, 250 went to Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico to a Catholic all-girls school "Instituto Alpes". The name of the priest there is Fr. Rafael Badillo, LC

To get your group started, it's easy- just contact me Julie Musselman 727-709-8649 jkmuss@gmail.com  CLICK HERE to order materials. Parishes, call me for bulk prices.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

45 souls in California Consecrate

AMERICAN MARTYRS CATHOLIC CHURCH, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA - FEAST OF THE VISITATION MAY 31, 2015

33 Days to Morning Glory was a huge success, we have about 45 people who Consecrated to Jesus through Mary.  Everyone keeps asking me when I am going to do it again, I think Mary is asking me to do it again, so I am thinking of taking a break and doing it after Christmas!!!  Then we will do Consoling Hearts after Easter 2016.

Thanks,
Sharon Law


Great timing on the follow up plans to coincide with the Year of Mercy. For a parish plan for Year of Mercy CLICK HERE

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Monday, June 1, 2015

91 Consecrate in Pennsylvania

During the month of May, 91 participants at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Cresson, PA (Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown) completed the self-guided retreat using the book 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC

This month of prayer and reflection, organized by the parish's Ss. Martha & Mary Circle, included weekly group sessions led by Fr. Leo Arnone, Fr. Paul Robine, Sr. Mary Joseph, SSCJ and Bob Sutton, concluding with a Marian Consecration ceremony on May 31st

The majority of participants were from St. Francis Xavier Parish, however there were also parishioners from St. Aloysius Parish, Cresson, PA as well as from Altoona, Ashville, Gallitzin, Lilly, and Johnstown. 

This was truly a grace for all participants who consecrated themselves anew “to Jesus through Mary.” 

--Sister Mary Joseph, SSCJ

Charlotte (NC) Catholic High School now use 33 Days Consecration in their curriculum

33 Days to Morning Glory, May 27, 2015

The students spent 10 minutes each day for 33 school days preparing to make their Marian Consecration. On day 33 the students gave the reason for wanting to make this Consecration, I have included some of their thought in between the pictures. 

CLICK HERE for video of Consecration and May Crowning!
Fr. Kauth

Thank you for promoting this consecration, some day we will all see how perfectly Mary has fulfilled her mission, which is to form Christ in us. Our Chaplain, Father Matthew Kauth stressed with the students that Jesus commanded us from the Cross to "Look" to Mary, "Woman, behold, your son" Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your Mother." 

Father Gaitley has made it possible in his simple but profound "Do it yourself" retreat" manual, that now each year, it is part of the curriculum for April and May of the Second Semester. A truly essential component in the religious training of our young people.

Sincerely in Christ,
Sister Agnes Cousins
Charlotte Catholic High School

CLICK HERE for video of Consecration and May Crowning!

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 listen to a short audio of CHJ leaders Marybeth Finster and Tom Andry

 CLICK HERE to order resources or contact me for bulk Parish Pricing~ 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
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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 
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