Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Personal Invitation from Bishop Keenan


Click HERE to watch the invitation video

Dear Friends,
Please consider joining this upcoming Consecration beginning January 9th. It is a perfect way to begin the New Year. After watching this invitation video from Bishop Keenan of Scotland, the Deacon of my parish jokingly remarked, "I could listen to him read the phonebook!" Indeed we are blessed to have Bishop Keenan lead us through the Consecration. He is a Shepherd who has great love for his flock. He will be praying for us as we make the journey. I, too, will be praying for all who join us in prayer for these 33 Days. 

Bishop Keenan has chosen to use the book 
Child Consecration: To Jesus through Mary—Following in the Spirit of St. Thérèse, the Little Flower for his personal Consecration this year.  He will be beginning this journey on January 9th and concluding on February 11th: the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. He is inviting priests, adults, and children to join him in this Consecration journey. This is a very personal invitation from one of our Shepherds to his diocese and beyond. 

The book approaches Consecration through a lens of spirituality identified by St. Thérèse which helps a soul grow in the beautiful virtues of simplicity, confidence, and trust.  Bishop Keenan plans to do the prayers and readings of the 33 Day Consecration LIVE each night on his Facebook page. He will read them at 9PM local time in Scotland which is 4PM ET. This will allow many in the US and around the world to pray along with him. In a special way, he is inviting priests, adults, and children to join him. He has invited the schools of his diocese to join him, and 12 schools have responded that they will be doing the Consecration. 

We hope many will consider joining Bishop Keenan on this Consecration journey to Jesus through Mary, following in the spirit of St. Thérèse, the Little Flower.

Thank you

Your Friend in Christ,

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