St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew Spencer, November 29, 2018

On today’s show:

  • Father discusses the history of Consecration to Mary. St. Louis de Montfort preached very strongly about consecration to Mary in the early 1700s. St. Maximilian Kolbe, who gave his life for another prisoner in the Auschwitz, also valued consecration to Mary.
  • To what are we referring when we mention “consecration to Mary?” It is a change of life. Father mentions the book “33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat In Preparation for Marian Consecration” by Father Michael Gaitley, which takes some of St. Louis de Montfort’s methods, adds the examples of saints, and shows why Marian consecration is so important.
  • Father discusses a marketing stunt by a major shoe store chain. What does this tell us about our society and our faith? Do you assign value purely by the monetary cost?
  • All of us are called to chastity. Father speaks about Prof. Janet Smith’s proposal for a year of chastity.