Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, creator of the "33 Days to Morning Glory" Marian consecration retreat and book, says that "the act of consecrating oneself to Jesus through Mary marks the beginning of a gloriously new day, a new dawn, a brand new morning in one's spiritual journey. It's a fresh start, and it changes everything." … Continue reading Totus Tuus: All Yours, Mary!
"Confession is an act of honesty and courage – an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God" (Pope John Paul II). I was terrified at my first Reconciliation. As a socially anxious seven-year-old, the idea of having to tell my sins to a priest I didn't really … Continue reading Returning to Reconciliation
January is National Mentoring Month. Since I'm an editor for a company in the training industry, I've been writing and editing a lot about the topic this month. It started me thinking about mentors outside of work and, specifically, in the Church. Who are my spiritual mentors? I can group them into three categories: the … Continue reading Celebrating Our Spiritual Mentors