33 Day Retreat Series Ministry

The Nativity 33 Day Retreat Series Ministry offers small group retreats that follow the 33 Day Retreat Series by Fr. Michael Gaitley.  Fr. Gaitley has written a series of do-it-yourself retreats that you can read on your own or experience with a small group.  Here at Nativity, we welcome you to join a 6-week small group via Zoom.  These retreats are offered twice a year—in the Fall and Spring.  Fr. Michael E. Gaitley’s book 33 Days to Morning Glory, one of the most popular Catholic books of the last decade, has changed the spiritual lives of millions of people throughout the world.  This trilogy of consecrations begins with Mary, then to Jesus, Divine Mercy, and finally to God the Father.

    • 33 Days to Morning Glory: Preparation for Marian Consecration – Each October, Registration open for the 2023 fall session
    • 33 Days to Merciful Love: Preparation for Consecration to Divine Mercy – March 2025
    • 33 Days to Greater Glory: A Total Consecration to the Father Through Jesus – March 2024

Join us for 33 Days to Morning Glory 2023

Registration is now open for this Fall session.  An introductory meeting will be held on September 27 via Zoom.  Join us as we learn more about Mary, and her role in God’s plan for salvation.  Mary will bring us closer to Jesus.

Fr. Gaitley wrote this retreat book as a shorter alternative to St. Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary.  Fr. Gaitley offers us an updated version of spiritual readings and prayerful pondering with new riches from contemporary sources.  Learn from four great saints and how they grew closer to Jesus through Mary—St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximillian Kolbe, St. Mother Teresa, and St. John Paul II (pictured below, in same order).  Delve into the love, passion, mystery, trust, and mercy of God that these great saints teach us.

“These four saints have given me a greater understanding of how to truly follow Christ.”
—Comment from a previous participant

Consecration Day Ceremony:  November 5, after the 5:30 pm Sunday MassAt the conclusion of the program there will be a Consecration Ceremony, which has been described as enlightening and inspiring.  All are encouraged to attend.  A reception will follow for all families as well as other parishioners who want to participate.

Retreat Registration

Zoom Meetings - Weekly

Each day of the week, there will be a short reading to ponder.  At the end of the week there will be a Zoom meeting with a video and discussion time.  The videos feature Fr. Gaitley, who explores further the messages of the readings for that week.  Information about these programs can be found here.

When: Wednesday evenings (starting September 27) | 7:45 – 9:00 pm
Where: Zoom (Link will be sent by email) —If you do not receive an email from 33 Day Consecration by September 22, then please email us at 33dayconsecration@nativityburke.org.

Retreat Book

Fr. Gaitley’s books may be purchased online. *Each person purchases their own book*.  One place to obtain the book is through the Marian Press website ShopMercy.org.  You can also check Thriftbooks.com, Amazon.com, Target online store, or a local Catholic book store.


“Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be, and becoming that person” —St. Therese of Lisieux


If you have any questions, please contact

Jim Housel
Retreat Coordinator


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