Following the encouragement given by Holy Father Pope Francis, we try to meet people there where they are. One of the possibilities is to organize formation meetings and celebrations at the Chapel of Fishers of Men in the Fisher Mall in Quezon City.
On March, April and May 2019, the Marians and Marian Helpers organized, three times, a half day recollection spreading the Message of Divine Mercy and the Marian Devotion.
Spiritual exercises, presentations and talks prepared faithful to do their personal consecration to Divine Mercy through the hands of Immaculate Mother, according to the program of “do-it-yourself retreat” proposed by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC in his books “33 Days to Morning Glory” and “ 33 Days to Merciful Love”.
The last session which took place on May 18, 2019, gave the opportunity to celebrate the Feast of Saint Stanislaus Papczynsk, Founder of our Congregation.
The celebration permitted to talk about Marian way of sanctity clearly present in the life of St. Stanislaus.
During his presentations, Fr. Mario explained the special way of Marian spirituality based, not only on Marian prayers and devotions but on the practice of imitating the Ten Evangelical Virtues of Mather of God.
He presented also meaning of wearing the Blue Scapular of Immaculate Conception and the custom of praying the Chaplet of the Ten Evangelical Virtues of the B.V.M as ways to help people to remember and to put in practice the main elements of Marian path of sanctity in the Christian life.
Also, during the celebration, which closed the Novena of prayers through the intercession of St. Stanislaus, many participants did their Personal Marian Consecration, venerated Relics of Saint Stanislaus, received certificates of their consecration and some of them accepted the Blue Scapular.
We hope that these three sessions of half day recollection at the Chapel of Fishers of Men in Fisher Mall, accomplished by Marian Fathers and Marian Helpers in collaboration with Santuario de San Pedro Bautista Parish, will produce blessed fruits in the life of all participants and help to spread the Message of Divine Mercy and the true Devotion to the Mother of God.
Thank you very much to all of you for participating and supporting us in prayer and in action for Evangelization!
If you want to take part in this kind of recollection, please let us know.
Fr. Mario, MIC