Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Two St. Petersburg groups consecrate today!

Cat Chat Book Club consecrates

A group of women in St. Petersburg, FL formed a Catholic book club late last summer/early fall. Their lofty goals were to gather to read,  have fellowship, eat and learn more about their Catholic Faith (not necessarily in that order!) They named their group the "Cat Chat" book club (short for Catholic Chat.)

Books read so far include:
Story of a Soul By St. Therese
My Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell.
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, by  Maria von Trapp
Saint John Paul the Great by Jason Evert

February 20, they started a new book and a beautiful new journey. They read 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley.

Some in the group had previously read/consecrated and even been in groups, but a few had never even heard of the book. Some were cradle Catholics, some were converts.

L to R Julie, Alicia and Bonnie of the Cat Chat Book Club. Not present: Helga, Kristen, Patti and Valerie
Today three of the Cat Chat book club members gathered for noon mass at St. Mary, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in downtown St. Petersburg. After mass, they gathered in front of the outdoor shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe to pray the consecration prayer.

Alicia, a Catholic Convert and first time reader commented "I love this book. I couldn't wait each morning to wake up and read the two pages a day."

Bonnie, a cradle Catholic said, "I am learning how much more I need to trust. Trust our Lady. She will help me in all ways."

Next book the club will read is also by Fr. Michael Gaitley The Second Greatest Story Ever Told. CLICK HERE for your FREE COPY

Eleven Souls Consecrate at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in St. Pete Beach today

Rebecca Lorenzen led 10 others in her parish to consecrate to Jesus through Mary today. Pictured is the group along with their pastor, Fr. John Blum. Rebecca has led several groups at the parish to consecration and also led groups using Fr. Gaitley's second study Consoling the Heart of Jesus.

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