GTA Catholic Young Adults Learn - 33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat

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GTA Catholic Event Lovers, you're invited to participate in our

33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat 2017 - Join other GTA Catholic Event Lovers TODAY!

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On this 33 day retreat we will spend time with four great saints who had a passion for God and special devotion towards the Blessed Mother.

During the retreat we will meet six times as a group (once a week on Sun at 2pm and Sat on the consecration day). Each session we will watch a short video and have group discussion. Afterwards there will be a social.

*After 33 days of prayer and reflection, total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary will occur on the Marian Feast Day: Our Lady of the Rosary (also known as Our Lady of Fatima)

Retreat Schedule 2017 (33 days)

• Session #1 - Sun Sept 3/17

• Session #2 - Sun Sept 10/17

• Session #3 - Sun Sept 17/17

• Session #4 - Sun Sept 24/17

• Session #5 - Sun Oct 1/17


• Final Session #6/Consecration Date: SAT OCT 7, 2017

“Marian consecration is all about: A new way of life in Christ. The act of consecrating oneself to Jesus through Mary marks the beginning of a gloriously new day, a new dawn, a brand new morning in one's spiritual journey. It's a fresh start, and it changes everything." - Fr Michael Gaitley, MIC

Watch video below on Fatima, Our Lady of the Rosary

*** Please note: If you completed the total consecration to Mary at an earlier date, you are warmly encouraged to continue growing in your relationship with Our Lady by consecrating yourself to her again (as many times as you wish).

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Retreat History/Background

Who started the retreat? How did it begin?

Father Michael E. Gaitley chose to become a priest in an order with a special devotion to Mary called the of Marians of the Immaculate Conception (MIC).

Yet in June 2011 he found himself feeling a spiritual dryness and a spiritual distance from Mary. While giving a talk to the new men in his community he asked them to pray for him, confessing that he needed "a jumpstart in my devotion to her."

What happened next is amazing! Those men DID pray for him.

They prayed so much that Father Gaitley woke up one morning (less than a month later) with the idea for an entire book and a rekindled love for Mary!

A) Small Group Retreat

The retreat will be done in a small group. It is 33 days focused on learning more about Mother Mary from the lens of modern day saints to grow in devotion to Jesus through Mary.

B) Retreat Themes, Role Models, Saints

Through out the retreat we will be introduced to four powerful role models to help us in our formation. We will focus on a saint each week. They are:

Week 1: St. Louis de Montfort

Week 2: St. Maximilian Kolbe

Week 3: St. Teresa of Calcutta

Week 4: St. Pope John Paul II

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C) Group Format

As a small group, we will meet first for an introduction and begin the consecration process together. Fr Gaitely recommends meeting each week for structured group discussion and 36 min talk from Fr Gaitely on dvd. I will follow the coordinator kit and participants just need the book (if you're interested the link to Marian of Immaculate Conception shop mercy website and amazon site are below).

D) GTA Catholic Retreat Goals

Our goal for this retreat is to take time away to focus on God, His Mother and the Saints who love her deeply. During this special 100 year of Our Lady of Fatima (also known as Our Lady of the Rosary) it is valuable to learn more about Mary, her role in salvation history and how she can impact our lives in deep and powerful ways. We pray that this retreat with the fellowship of other GTA Catholic members will lead to deeper conversion and stronger relationships with one another.


Book Description

From Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of the bestselling book Consoling the Heart of Jesus, comes an extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St Teresa of Calcutta, and St John Paul II.

Fr. Michael masterfully summarizes their teaching, making it easy to grasp and simple enough to put into practice. More specifically, he weaves their thought into a user-friendly, do-it-yourself retreat that will bless even the busiest of people.

So, if you've been thinking about entrusting yourself to Mary for the first time or if you're simply looking to deepen and renew your devotion to her, 33 Days to Morning Glory is the right book to read and the perfect retreat to make.

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