Friday, October 09, 2009

40-Day Preparation for Total Consecration to the Holy Family

The Apostolate for Family Consecration
Consecrating families to the Holy Family

starts Nov. 5 for the consecration on December 8 

Dear Members and Friends of the Family Apostolate, 

This is an invitation to all Catholics to help the Church in a hidden but very powerful way. Many Christians live good lives. They pray and are very active. But did you know that the very things that make us Catholic are very often forgotten? Yet these are the things that could make a difference in today's culture. What am I talking about?

I am referring to the Catholic understanding of holiness and how to really imitate Christ. It was in Fatima that we heard our heavenly Mother say that real holiness and real penance is living out our responsibility of each present moment. It is simply fulfilling our everyday duties as a parent or a child and doing it all for Jesus through Mary in union with St. Joseph.

Once we believe in Christ we are called to not only follow Him but 

Click here for FREE download of the consecration resources

also to imitate Him! How do we do this? Because we are baptized in Jesus, we have become connected to His mission. He gave His life to repair the damage of all sin in the world. Through His perfect sacrifice of reparation we are now enabled to start making our own acts of reparation. As it says in the Bible, we are called to add to what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ for the benefit of the Church! (cf. Col 1:24) We want to help you to understand and to live this reparation with the help of St. Louis de Montfort and Pope John Paul II.

We offer you and your family free resources that will guide you in a personal home retreat of 40 days during which, through prayer and formation, you will better understand your call to holiness and reparation.

During this home retreat, both St. Louis de Montfort and Pope John Paul II reveal that we are able to change ourselves, our families and even the world as long as we connect ourselves more completely to Our Lady. 

Through Mary in union with St. Joseph, the virgin father, we will be joined to Christ in a much deeper way. We will become consecrated to Jesus, through Mary in union with St. Joseph, who lived this consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary most perfectly. This consecration will change your life!

Please join us to make or renew this consecration. This is the key to bringing renewal to the Church and salvation to the world. 

We will begin our 40-day preparation on November 5, and make our consecration on December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Please click here for free downloads of everything you need to make your consecration! . Make yourself familiar with the website. 

The manual for you to prepare for your consecration is also available in print. The commentaries by Fr. Hugh Gillespie or Fr. Frederick Miller are also available on DVD or CD. Please see below for more information.

Let us call down God's grace as we enter into this home retreat to become fully consecrated to Jesus, through Mary, in union with St. Joseph.

Thank you and may God bless you,

To Jesus, through Mary, 
in union with St. Joseph,

Jerry Coniker
President/Co-Founder with wife Gwen

 P.S. Be an apostle for Christ and forward this on to your family and friends - we need this consecration now more than ever!

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