Sunday, November 18, 2012

Preparation for Total Consecration Starts November 29th

As we wind down from the 40 days of Catholic Parenting: What the Catholic Church Teaches Us About Parenting, I want to let you know about what exciting thing we're launching next. Starting November 29th and ending January 7th, I will be conducting daily Mystagogical Reflections on a book called Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary for Families™.  It is this same 40 day preparation I undertook on January 1, 2008 that radically altered my life and helped me to fall head over heels in love with the Lord Jesus Christ. This book is written by a group that is near and dear to my heart, the Apostolate for Family Consecration.

The Apostolate for Family Consecration is an organization that was started by Jerome F. and Gwen C. Coniker in the 1970's as a means of fighting back against the culture of death that was creeping through the United States. Based on the idea that families are the key to achieving victory in this war, the two of them devoted their lives (Jerry is still living as of this post, but Gwen passed away some years ago) to using the writings of John Paul II as a foundation for catechizing families and putting together teams of lay evangelization teams.

What the Conikers knew and understood was that if you can teach Catholics their faith, and then teach them how to teach their faith to others, the Catholic Church would experience an explosion of growth of the right kind.  The beauty of the Catholic Church is absolutely undeniable, but you first have to know where to look to find the answers.  So, my brave readers, I am inviting you to walk on this journey with me and to make time for a daily preparation for Total Consecration.

You can download the book here or order it here.  Either way is fine. We start on the 29th. I hope you'll join me as we explore this tremendous gift to the church.  If you need help or would like materials emailed to you, please send me an email at and I will get them to you.  

Day 1: November 29th
Day 2: November 30th
Day 3: December 1st
Day 4: December 2nd
Day 5: December 3rd
Day 6: December 12th
Day 7: December 13th
Day 8: December 6th
Day 9: December 7th
Day 10: December 8th
Day 11: December 9th
Day 12: December 10th
Day 13: December 11th
Day 14: December 12th
Day 15: December 13th
Day 16: December 14th
Day 17: December 15th
Day 18: December 16th
Day 19: December 17th
Day 20: December 18th
Day 21: December 19th
Day 22: December 20th
Day 23: December 21st
Day 24: December 22nd
Day 25: December 23rd
Day 26: December 24th
Day 27: December 25th
Day 28: December 26th
Day 29: December 27th
Day 30: December 28th
Day 31: December 29th
Day 32: December 30th
Day 33: December 31st
Day 34: January 1st
Day 35: January 2nd
Day 36: January 3rd
Day 37: January 4th
Day 38: January 5th
Day 39: January 6th
Day 40: January 7th

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