Hi all everyone how are you? Those in Texas I hope are safe. Praying for them and myself. I evacuated my house during a mandatory evacuation. Today, I found that my house should be safe. Thank God. However, a river is overflowing; therefore, anything can happen.
I have many types of readers on this blog site. This morning it occurred to me that I wanted to ask my boyfriend to do me a favor and say the rosary (even if it’s only a decade). He’s new to it all. He’s one who’s thinking of joining Catholic Church.
My readers for this blog are from a variety. I’m sure some came to read my blogs on my makeup reviews, others, my poetry writing, etc. All the readers who pass by have some kind of belief. Some of you might be Catholics, some Baptist, etc. I don’t mind what religion you are or if you don’t have one, I’m not pressuring you to get on one. If you’re a Catholic, this is for you.
I’m involved in Legion of Mary. Three of its members last month had made total consecration to Jesus through Mother Mary. I’m still learning about this and find it interesting. Deep down, I want to be a part of it. But it scares me. This is a long retreat. You have to put yourself in Mother Mary’s shoes. Everything you do is for Mother Mary. You have to let go of your wants, your needs, desires, etc. and give your total self to her. Doesn’t that sound scary?
Anyways, I didn’t do it last time because I really wanted the book to read more about it and well, I just like having the book if there’s one. I don’t like reading daily readings online. I want to hold it in my hand. But that’s not the point. I couldn’t do it last time because I waited for my book.
This 33 day retreat was inspired by St. Louis de Montfort. He also started the Legion of Mary. There’s one starting in September 8, 2017. This 33 day retreat will end on Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7, 2017. Like I said, I’m still learning of this retreat. I’m wondering has anyone taken this up. If so, what can you offer for me and those who choose to do this?
From what I hear in those 33 days, you have daily readings. You have things to ponder over. You also give yourself to Mary- ask her what she wants you to do. Everything is about her. The day before consecration, you will need to go to confession. Then on that 34th day during mass (either before or after depending on the priest) you will be asked to make your consecration.
I was thinking of forming a group online who’s interested in this retreat. I will also be creating a new blog where I will post about this retreat. If you would like to do this, maybe we can work on it together. We can motivate each other and guide each other on our hard days (I’m sure there will be).
I’m new with forming groups, so please be mindful of that. I may not be great at it. But I hope together we can learn from each other and help each other. Two heads are better than one and as it says in Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
If you’re a Catholic and would like to join me on this retreat, feel free to stop by my other site- lmtppraywithme.wordpress.com for any questions feel to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re not a Catholic but would like to message me anyways, feel free.
Thanks and God Bless!
Please pray for those going through these tough days in Texas and also for those places where hurricane Harvey will be traveling towards, such as Louisiana.