Finally, A Simple Way to Become a Saint: Consecration Day 12


Welcome to our 33 day Marian Consecration Retreat as we prayerfully anticipate the commencement of the Year of Mercy. Join us as we share the book 33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat In Preparation for Marian Consecration by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC.

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Today’s Reflection:

Don’t you wish it was that easy to become a saint? That you could just follow some formula and “voila” you will become a saint? Maximillian Kolbe does provide us a formula. It is simply, W + w = Sainthood. Seems simple enough. The big W stands for God’s will and the small w stands for ours. In other words, we just have to have our will insync with God’s Will for us, and then we become saints. And we all know that this,although seemingly simple–is incredibly difficult. This is the struggle of every Christian. There was, however, one person who achieved this–yes, Mary. And knowing this, St. Maximillian Kolbe draws 2 conclusions for us to follow. First of all, when Mary answered the call to do God’s will, her Fiat, it was delivered to her by a messenger. We too have messengers that we should also call on to help us do God’s will. And secondly, since Mary has lead the way in having a will in perfect line with God’s will, she will also give us the guidance and grace we need to do God’s will. We just need to ask her. Which is what these 33 Days are all about.

To Ponder:

Messengers? Really? Have I ever considered asking my guardian angel for guidance about my everyday living?

Let Us Pray:

Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Unite my will to Mary’s will which is one with the Father’s will. Guardian Angels, remind me to live this prayer with every action I take.

Copyright 2015 Tami Kiser


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Tami is the author Smart Martha's Catholic Guide for Busy Moms and the founder of She lives in Greenville, SC with her husband of 29 years.  She has 10 children:  8 boys and 2 girls ranging in age from 27 to 4. She also has 5 grandchildren.   Tami runs the Smart Martha ministry,, the, and teaches dance classes.  Thinking like a Smart Martha has helped her to constantly seek to “sit at Christ’s feet” even in the midst of piles of laundry and sinks of dirty dishes. Visit Tami at


  1. Tami, thank you for the great summary of today’s reflection and for the reminder to be on the lookout for “messengers” in my life. I also love that formula W+w=S… that’s going to start going at the top of all of my many to do lists! Thank you for leading us in prayer today.

  2. Tami, thanks for your reflection! There are many ideas in this Day 12 for me to ponder. I would even say, too many, in the sense that my brain can’t quite grasp how all these things fit together–and what that means to me! I don’t want to stay “in my head,” so I am bringing two things into my heart to ponder throughout the day: first of all, the fact: “God’s will be done. And in this is everything that we are placed upon this earth to learn.” And secondly, your suggestion… Along with Mary, I will ask my guardian angels for help and guidance!

    • You are right! Yes, when all else fails (and when it’s going well!) –just hand it over to Mary AND your Guardian Angels-all failings, all misunderstandings, even our laziness

  3. I have to say no I have never considered my Guardian Angel as a messenger. Great reflection! Developing a relationship with my guardian angel has been added to my prayer list. 🙂

  4. This line from your reflection, “Mary has lead the way in having a will in perfect line with God’s will, she will also give us the guidance and grace we need to do God’s will. We just need to ask her.” – is the one I am taking with me to reflect about today!!!

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