Monday, September 17, 2018

33 Days to Morning Glory- End of Week 2

I am almost halfway through my preparation to Marian Consecration. I am proud of myself for not missing a single day or reading, reflections, or prayers in the past 14 days. One of the biggest changes I have noticed in my life is a rearranging of my priorities. I  have made my prayers a priority, and they haven't been a hassle to get in. A little done in the morning, at lunch, and before bed. I just need a couple minutes each time and then I let myself ponder the rest of the day. I don't have time for long, extended moments of prayer or reading right now in this season of my life, so I am enjoying these nibblets of time I am carving out here and there. I have to thank Mother Mary for helping me find these times and also inspiring me to keep on trucking, even on those stressful days.

Monday, September 10, 2018

33 Days to Morning Glory- Day 7, end of Week 1

Today marks the end of week one. Woohoo! I did an entire week! Sometimes I give up before the first week is up, so I am glad to still be trucking along. One of the habits I created was saying the Angelus prayer at noon (or close to it) every day. It isn't a very long prayer, but it helps establish a habit that I hope to expand upon in the upcoming week.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

33 Days to Morning Glory- Days 5 & 6

Day 5 and 6: Should we really give everything to Mary?

Friday, September 7, 2018

33 Days to Morning Glory- Day 4

Day 4: De Montfort's Consecration (Part 2)

Yesterday we read about renewing our baptismal vow and today's reading was about offering ourselves to Mary. Why should we offer ourselves to her?  For me, I feel comfortable knowing she was fully human, living and toiling on this world. She understands us and has compassion for us because she is one of us. The fact that she never sinned doesn't make her any less approachable because she is our mother, and mothers always want what it best for us.