Heart Pondering With Mary: Consecration Day 24


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:

Well into the journey of preparing to give ourselves entirely to Mary, we pause to consider how she herself prepared her heart for being one with God. As events unfold in her life, Mary wraps each one into the folds of her mantle, and draws it close to her heart. There she waits, prays, and offers herself as a gift to God.

To Ponder:

How can we imitate Mary in pondering the events of our lives?

Let Us Pray:

Dear Lord, I know my life has meaning. Please give me the patience and grace I need to ponder events and relationships so that I can know what your Will is and I can serve others as Mary did.

Copyright 2015 Cindy Costello


About Author

Catholic wife and mom, Cindy Costello, works as Coordinator of Marriage Ministry for the Diocese of Paterson, NJ. Using her instructor's certification from the Theology of the Body Institute in Downingtown, PA, she enjoys speaking and writing wherever the Holy Spirit leads her. Married 30 years with 3 grown and 2 teenaged children, she integrates her prayer life into her life's experiences in evangelizing the joy of the Catholic Faith. Visit her website at CindyACostello.com.


  1. Great PONDERING point for today —

    My simple answer is visiting Jesus in the Eucharist, probably the only place I am still and quiet lol.

    I will spend some time this morning seeking where else I can imitate her pondering heart !!!

  2. Allison,

    I agree! I seem to allow Him to still my heart right after Holy Communion….as it should be….

    As we begin Advent I pray for many moments at the manger, pondering His Holy Face!

    Thanks for writing!


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