33 Days to Morning Glory: A Group Retreat for Consecration to Jesus Through Mary

Adult Faith Formation

Consecrate Your Family to Jesus through Mary

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Diocese of Phoenix and the Jubilee Year of the Family, Bishop Olmsted invites you to consecrate yourself and your family to Jesus through Mary.

Please join us in preparing for consecration (or a renewal of your consecration) Nov 9 through Dec 12, consecrating your family to Jesus through Mary on the feast of our patroness, Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Why Consecrate to Jesus Through Mary

“Consecrating ourselves to Mary means accepting her help to offer ourselves and the whole of mankind to him who is holy, infinitely holy; it means accepting her help—by having recourse to her motherly heart, which beneath the cross was opened to love for every human being, for the whole world—in order to offer the world, the individual human being, mankind as a whole, and all the nations to him who is infinitely holy.” – St. John Paul II, homily at Fatima (May 13, 1982)

What to Do

Here at St. Mary Magdalene, we will be offering group retreats that will meet weekly to help you prepare for consecration using 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley. This reflection-based preparation includes the Marian insights of four amazing saints. Choose one of the following times to participate. Email lita@smarymag.org for details and to RSVP.

  • Sundays 1:30-3:00pm in the hall, Nov 3 - Dec 8 (Facilitator: Lita Martinez)
  • Wednesdays 9:00am-10:30am in the hall, Nov 6 - Dec 11 (Facilitator: Bev Appleberry)
  • Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm in the home of Gary & Bev Appleberry, Nov 7 - Dec 12 (Facilitator: Bev Appleberry; Other arrangements will be made for Thanksgiving week. Space is limited!)

***Please purchase the book 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley prior to the start date. You can buy it at a local parish gift shop or Catholic bookstore, via Amazon Smile, etc. Get yours ASAP, as they may sell out!

Other Options

Can't join us for the group 33 Days to Morning Glory retreat? Do it yourself, with family and/or friends on your TV, computer, or smart phone with FORMED!

There are many ways to make a consecration to Jesus through Mary. Using 33 Days is just one option. If you wish to prepare for consecration with your family, with friends, on your own, or using another method of preparation, visit dphx.org/consecration for resources.