Who do you think of when you hear Divine Mercy (besides Dear Jesus)? Who to think about concerning Consecration to Jesus through Mary? Okay – last clue: 33 DAYS TO MORNING GLORY? Our special guest for this show on IMITATION is FR. MICHAEL GAITLEY, MIC — fresh from leading a large gathering of deacons of the Archdiocese of Denver at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park.
Great graces given to all 140 participants at this retreat. We learned so much more about Divine Mercy, Pope St. John Paul II, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Mother Teresa and St. Louis de Montfort. We were inspired to hear the ‘linkage’ between each of Fr. Gaitley’s books. Yes, start with 33 Days to Morning Glory. But then, pick up The Second Greatest Story Ever Told. Next: Consoling the Heart of Jesus (a great do-it-yourself retreat), and then: The One Is Three. Strange title this last one — but knowing Fr. Gaitley – be assured it’s an important and comfortable read!
Fr. Gaitley, MIC is the former director of the Association of Marian Helpers in Stockbridge, MA. This is also the home of the Divine Mercy Center for the U. S. Father preaches retreats and missions and is a much sought after speaker. What a gift to Catholic Vitamins to capture him for a brief interview.