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The Fire and the Rose: A Retreat Guide on the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Despite Venerable Pope Pius XII’s courageous behind-the-scenes actions during World War II to free those imprisoned in the Nazi concentration camps, some scholars believe that Pope Pius XII’s most significant contribution was his consecration of the entire world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, on October 31, 1942, the twenty-fifth anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Why would such an action be considered so important? What is the real meaning behind devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for ourselves and for our world? That is what this Retreat Guide, The Fire and the Rose, will explore:
- The meditations will delve into the symbols contained in the image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and how they relate to the liturgical texts of the feast.
- The conference will get practical by reflecting on the four types of purity that can help us follow Mary’s example in our own journey to spiritual maturity.
The Personal Questionnaire/Group discussion questions and the full text are available in the Companion Guide Book. The Small Group Companion Guide has the questions and quotations. Either download the PDF Companion Guide Book or purchase it. The Companion Guide Book is available for purchase as a paperback at Amazon. Pause the video at any moment to go to the Companion Guide Book or continue to the next meditation.