Welcome to our 33 day Marian Consecration Retreat as we prayerfully anticipate the commencement of the Year of Mercy. Join us as we share the book 33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat In Preparation for Marian Consecration by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC.
All of nature returns to its Creator, even without trying. Yet for us, our fallen human nature places so many obstacles in the path of our return to God. To return to our Creator and Savior takes a daily battle, a constant choice to do what He wants, whether it is to take up our ordinary duties for love of Him, or to step up to the Cross He offers. Yet we can turn to Our Mother, place that daily choice in her hands, and ask that she fill us with her own perfect will.
Even when her Son was led to the awful death of His Crucifixion, Mary was perfectly at peace, because her will was united to the Father's.
Let Us Pray:
Mother, lend me your strength to turn away from my own will, and choose every day to return to Christ.
Copyright 2015 Rebecca Willen
About the Author
Rebecca's love of the written word led to her current roles as associate editor of trade books at Our Sunday Visitor, and Daily Gospel Reflections editor at CatholicMom.com. She is a nerdy Catholic, book addict, Shakespeare fangirl, amateur baker, and musician. Follow @NerdCornerBooks on Instagram for book recommendations.