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This do-it-yourself retreat combines the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius with the teachings of Saints Therese of Lisieux, Faustina Kowalska, and Louis de Montfort. Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, has a remarkable gift for inspiring little souls to trust in Jesus, and his Divine Mercy. As Danielle Bean, editor of Faith & Family magazine, puts it, "The voice of Christ in these pages is one that even this hopelessly distracted wife and mother of eight could hear and respond to." Your schedule is never too tight to make this retreat! Take one weekend, or break up the meditations for as long a period as you need. Includes practical helps in appendices.
Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, is a member of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. Prior to his ordination to the priesthood, he received a Masters Degree in Theology and a Licentiate Degree in Moral Theology.
After his ordination to the priesthood, Fr. Michael succeeded Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, as the director of the Association of Marian Helpers, a spiritual benefit society with more than 1,000,000 members. As director, he has launched a new pastoral initiative called Hearts Afire: Parish-based Programs for the New Evangelization (HAPP).
He is also the author of the best-selling Marian Press books, Consoling the Heart of Jesus, 33 Days to Morning Glory, The 'One Thing Is Three, You Did It To Me, and The Second Greatest Story Ever Told.
He frequently appears on EWTN and preaches retreats throughout the country on topics such as Divine Mercy, Consoling spirituality, and Marian Consecration.
When he is not preaching missions and retreats, Fr. Michael lives and works on Eden Hill in Stockbridge, Mass., home of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy.
"This retreat, so well fitted for the busy life of the layperson, includes all the essential parts of a genuine retreat of the Spiritual Exercises. Focused on the Divine Mercy, it also features the insights of Saints Ignatius Loyola and Louis de Montfort. It will push the person on to higher levels of devotion and spirituality."
Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR
"This retreat book is an accessible guide for all of us to becoming saints even great saints." Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ