This is How Saints Are Made

The bottom line of the bold, new evangelization efforts of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception is that sainthood is not restricted to the spiritual giants we read about in history books.

We are all meant to be saints, and attaining sainthood isn't rocket science.

"With the insights of 'super saints' like Therese of Lisieux, Faustina, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Blessed John Paul II behind us, we have everything we need to be a saint, a great saint, and quickly," says Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, director of the Association of Marian Helpers and creator of the new Hearts Afire Programs for the New Evangelization (HAPP), which brings together small parish groups to renew faith, deepen their love of God, and inspire works of mercy.

The Marians launched the first part of HAPP on Divine Mercy Sunday. The first part is a program of consecration to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Since then, more than 2,000 people in parishes around the country have participated, using Fr. Michael's book, 33 Days to Morning Glory, and its accompanying group-retreat program.

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