Wednesday, August 1, 2012

33 Days to Morning Glory A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Marian Consecration by Fr. Michael Gaitley

33 Days to Morning Glory; A Do-it-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Marian Consecration Book description: From Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, the author of the bestselling book Consoling the Heart of Jesus, comes an extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four spiritual giants St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Blessed Pope John Paul II. If you're seeking to consecrate yourself to Mary for the first time or you're simply looking to deepen and renew your consecration, this book is an incredible blessing for even the busiest of people.


My take: 

33 Days to Morning Glory is such a wonderful book. Although the idea is to read it every day for 33 days prior to consecrating oneself to Jesus through Mary, when I first opened the book, I couldn't stop reading. The lives and stories for four great saints, St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa draw you in from the first page. Not only were their writes up interesting historically, they burned in my heart "I want to be a great saint like him/her!"

My husband and I consecrated May 13, 2012 after reading each days' meditation. It was a beautiful journey. Each day there is a simple, short reading that explains what consecration to Jesus through Mary is and why anyone would want to do it. Unlike previous consecrations we have done where numerous prayers and scriptures are read, this book actually explains all the benefits of having a relationship with Mary, as well as why go to Jesus through Mary.

This book will appeal to a beginner as well as someone with a degree in Theology. In addition to the 33 days of meditations, Fr. Gaitley includes two appendices. The first Appendix is Marian Prayers and the second is Marian Devotions.

Here is what others are saying:

This is a book that you will want to share with your friends and family and even do a group study and consecration.  Parishes can offer this through their Lighthouse Catholic Media kiosk display, through their bookstore or to their youth groups, RCIA or Adult Ed programs. I can't say enough positive things about this book.   

If you are a parish interested in getting this book in bulk, please email me for more information: Through Lighthouse Catholic Media, we have an amazing bulk price to get this book out to as many souls as possible.

1 comment:

  1. This book and the Total Devotion process of St. Louis De Montfort has changed my family's life and even the direction of our work. We sold our house, moved into a dilapidated old retreat center named after Mary and have never been happier as we strive to bring other people the countless blessings and Graces this book has brought to us. Years ago I remember silently scoffing as a clerk in a Benedictine Abby said to me, "Have you read this Total Devotion, have you read this book? 33 days to Morning Glory? It will change your life" and looking back over the time since that first introduction I can honestly say she was right. And the joy, the freedom and love we have felt wash over us as a family from God and Mary is humbling and at the same time empowering. I can not recommend this book enough, now I will strive to bring others to the relationship with our God through his Holy Mother too.
    Thank you
    John Walker