Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC
Lighthouse Catholic Media
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: 33 Days To Morning Glory!
St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and Blessed 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.
“Behold, your mother.” From the Cross, our suffering Savior tenderly places each of us personally into the hands of His mother. Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, reminds us that the heart and hands that nurtured the Christ are the same heart and hands that nurture us, forming us into “other Christs.”
“This do-it-yourself retreat touches on the inspiring life of St. Louis de Montfort and the personal journeys of outstanding modern-day Christian models like St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and Blessed John Paul II. It integrates the basic truths of our faith, such as our baptismal consecration to God and the Trinitarian aspects of our Christian way of life. All in all, 33 Days to Morning Glory is a moving and transformative journey into the loving and maternal heart of Our Blessed Mother. After reading this book, one can appreciate and understand more fully one’s own unique and unrepeatable relationship with her.”
ARCHBISHOP ANTONIO J. LEDESMA, SJ
Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
“This simple book reminds us of Mary’s desire to bring all of us into the merciful Heart of Jesus. In these pages, I met the gentle Mother I have loved for so long, and I hope that you get the chance to meet her and come to rely on her as I do. I fully recommend it to you — one of the best books on Mary!”
Author, Left to Tell and Our Lady of Kibeho
“Accessible, vivid, even edgy — Fr. Gaitley’s 33 Days brings Marian devotion into the modern lives of everyone with enriching freshness. Filled with insights and generously complemented by the saintly writings of Blessed John Paul II and others, this retreat guides the reader on one of the surest ways to “open wide the doors to Christ”: entrusting oneself to Christ’s mother, the first who opened her life and heart to Jesus.”
Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus