First Week's Saint: St. Louis de Montfort
Second Week's Saint: St. Maximilian Kolbe
Third Week's Saint: Blessed Mother Teresa
Fourth Week's Saint: Blessed John Paul II
We entrust our lives and our mission to Jesus through Mary.
Join us in preparation for Marian Consecration and entrust ourselves to Jesus through Mary on the feast day of the Annunciation of Our Lord. We place ourselves completely in the hands of our Immaculate Mother so that she may lead us to live out perfectly the will of God.
Contemporary Marian experts for a better understanding of Marian spirituality.
Father Michael E. Gaitley, MIC has picked the top three modern Marian saints : St. Maximillian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa and Blessed Pope John Paul II, as well as the first prophet of Marian consecration, St. Louis de Montfort, and helps us understand their Marian stories. Father Gaitley’s unique style is very approachable, and allows us to prepare for this most wonderful of blessings through a much deeper and thorough understanding of Marian consecration.
"Many people know of the power of the 33 day consecration to Jesus through Mary taught by St. Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort. Many have also used other versions of the consecration like "The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart", etc. There is a new one that came out recently and it is highly acclaimed and promoted by EWTN: 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley. The Companions of the Cross as a community is adopting this book starting this year (2013). I have begun reading it and it is amazing. It utilizes the same structure set out by Montfort but it provides more spiritual components than using a lot of litanies and prayers. Gaitley joins to Montfort the spiritual insights of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Bl. Teresa of Calcutta, and Bl. JPII. The language is simple, conversational, and it speaks readily to the modern heart." - Fr. Francis Ching, CCFr. Francis Ching's talks on the topic of Embracing Mary as Our Mother at the FLL Winter Retreat 2014, held on January 18 - 19, 2014:
How do I start?
Pick up a copy of Father Gaitley’s “33 Days to Morning Glory” (English only) at the FLL Bookstore and follow along his wonderful, 33-day journey of prayer and pondering.