33 Days of Merciful Love: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Divine Mercy Consecration
- 33 Days of Merciful Love
- By the beloved author of 33 Days to Morning Glory
- A beautiful approach to Our Lord's Divine Mercy
- Includes beautiful black and white photos of St. Therese
Live the extraordinary "Jubilee Year of Mercy" to the full! Get your copy of 33 Days to Merciful Love, the stirring sequel to the international best-selling sensation, 33 Days to Morning Glory. Using the same 33-day preparation format, 33 Days to Merciful Love journeys with one of the most beloved saints of modern times, St. Therese of Lisieux, and concludes with a consecration to Divine Mercy.
St. Therese was declared a Doctor of the Church by St. John Paul II because she had developed a specific spirituality that is recognized as something new and important for the Church. This book hones in on that spirituality, and how it connects with Divine Mercy. Therese made a consecration to Divine Mercy which she calls her Offering to Merciful Love, which is really the culmination of her whole spiritual teaching on her Little Way. Fr. Gaitley thinks this is the most powerful form of consecration to Divine Mercy, and understandably so, since it made her such a great saint in such a short time (24 yrs.).
Her Offering to Merciful Love is based on her profound insight that the Heart of Jesus is full of mercy, and he longs to pour out that Merciful Love on we sinners. Therese realized that sinners often close their hearts to the Lord's great mercy, and their rejection actually causes Jesus deep suffering. So for the purpose of consoling the Heart of Jesus, Therese asked the Lord to pour into her soul all the mercy rejected by others - and He did. That experience set her on fire with Merciful Love, so that everything she did, no matter how small, was done for the love of Jesus.
So whether you want to deepen your love of Divine Mercy or have a devotion to St. Therese, 33 Days to Merciful Love is the book to transform you in this "Year of Mercy."
About the Author
Fr.Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, is director of Evangelization for the Marian Fathersof the Immaculate Conception and director of Formation for the MarianMissionaries of Divine Mercy. Fr. Michael is also the author of the bestsellingbooks 33 Days to Morning Glory,Consoling the Heart of Jesus,and the new book 33 Days to Merciful Love. He lives and works onEden Hill in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, home of the National Shrine of TheDivine Mercy.
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