Hearts Afire Programs

33 Days to Morning Glory

St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, groups and individuals have been pondering the mystery of Marian consecration and how it works in forming us to become saints. Our guide is 33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat In Preparation for Marian Consecration by Father Michael Gaitley. Marian consecration follows 33 days of preparation, ending on the vigil of a Marian feast.

You are invited to prepare for Marian consecration on your own or with a group. Our next group begins on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, and concludes on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11th. You can choose either the morning or evening sessions. Please see here for more information.

The required book 33 Days to Morning Glory, can be purchased online. The Retreat Episodes & Guide is available online at FORMED for those who cannot attend either of the sessions, or those who wish to make the retreat alone.

33 Days to Merciful Love

This retreat completed on Divine Mercy Sunday with Consecration to Divine Mercy during the 10 AM Mass. Pictured below are the participants during the retreat sessions and following their personal consecration:  

Based on the book, 33 Days to Merciful Love, by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, this 33 Days to Merciful Love Group Retreat goes even deeper than the book alone and explores new material on the heart of St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s Little Way, uncovering the power of trust in the face of personal darkness, inspiring participants to become great saints amid ordinary circumstances, and laying the foundation for a personal consecration to Divine Mercy.

You are invited to prepare for consecration on your own or with a group. Groups run at various times during year.  The 33 Days book can be purchased online or at Catholic bookstores.

Consoling the Heart of Jesus

If you’ve already completed the 33 Days to Morning Glory consecration, the next program in the series is Consoling the Heart of Jesus, a 10-week group retreat. Consoling the Heart of Jesus is a beautiful retreat experience created by Fr. Michael Gaitley, based on the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.

The Consoling the Heart of Jesus book can be purchased online or at Catholic bookstores. The Retreat Episodes & Guide is available FREE online at FORMED.