Do-It-Yourself-Retreat October 28, 2014


When I was at the Catholic Writer’s Conference last summer, I picked up a book entitled Consoling the Heart of Jesus by Michael E. Gailey, MIC. It bills itself as a do-it-yourself retreat in the Ignitian tradition. I’m going to take the rest of the week off and give it a try. I seriously considered taking off the whole month of November, but just couldn’t convince myself to do it.

I’m going to follow the retreat in this book, read the Bible, pray the Rosary, play my piano, and go to confession and mass. I will also take care of my Mama and find time to run the vacuum cleaner. This isn’t a full stop kind of retreat. It’s more of a shut my mouth about what I think and listen to God kind of retreat.

I plan to come back next Wednesday. When I do, I’ll review Consoling the Heart of Jesus for you. I will continue to monitor your comments so you can continue your discussions, and I will post a video every day.

In the meantime, know that you are in my prayers.


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5 responses to “Do-It-Yourself-Retreat”

  1. You might want to write about how a “do-it-yoursel-retreat” works when you come back. Sounds interesting. Unfortunately I don’t have enough vacation time to spend a whole week that way. Plus my family would suck me into things that would distract me away from prayer.

  2. I’m not waiting for your review. Ordered the paperback. Sounds interesting! Maybe I can “retreat” next summer when the kids are with the Grandparents.

    God Bless you Rebecca!