Consoling the Heart of Jesus retreat
St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis recently concluded
a Consoling the Heart of Jesus retreat. The retreat is based on
Marians of the Immaculate Conception Father Michael Gaitley’s
book Consoling the Heart of Jesus: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat—
Inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. It is a sequel
to his 33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in
Preparation for Marian Consecration.
The Consoling the Heart of
Jesus retreat integrates Ignatian spiritual exercises with teachings
of mercy and Marian experts, including Sts. Thérèse of Lisieux,
Faustina Kowalska, John Paul II, Maximilian Kolbe and
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, among others. Its goal is to enhance
understanding of and to fully embrace the Divine Mercy message—
ask for mercy, be merciful and completely trust in Jesus. The
retreat, which included 36 participants, was held every Sunday
afternoon for 10 weeks, and culminated with the blessing of
the retreatants by Father Jegan Peter, associate pastor at
St. Luke Parish.
Pictured in the photo, above, are retreatants displaying
their Consoling the Heart of Jesus certificates, guests, the retreat
facilitators and Father Peter.
Shown, below , are retreat facilitators with Father Peter. They
include Vic Romero, left, Myrna Romero, Father Peter, Pilar Sayoc,
Tina Ricafort, Liza Ilag, Ninna Solito and Leo Solito.
The retreat ran from June 28 to August 30, 2015