A group of 21journeyed through Fr. Michael Gaitley's retreat Consoling the Heart of Jesus at St. Mark's parish in New York. Organizer Theresa Piekut writes: "the people were so grateful, they kept thanking me and saying how sad it was that it was over. A few will continue to meet after Wednesday mass to further discuss the book."
The group is pictured around a brownie cupcake rosary!
Most small groups like the group above, go through the Consoling retreat over 10 weeks, using Fr. Gaitley's videos, a retreat companion (workbook) and the book Consoling the Heart of Jesus. Fr. Gaitley also provides a way to go through the entire book in a weekend! See pages 24-26 of Consoling the Heart of Jesus for the schedule.
This past July a group of 10 souls in Wisconsin went through Consoling the Heart of Jesus as a weekend retreat over the course of 2 weekends. They began Friday night of the first weekend, reading pages 17-46 and watching Fr. Gaitley's video "Laying the Foundation." Saturday beginning at 9 am they continued reading and watching videos as well as having group discussions, confession, mass and adoration until 6 pm.
The second weekend they met again Friday night, covered pages 108-127, and on Saturday pages 127-195, again including adoration, discussions and videos.
Their priest Fr. Kizewski gave the retreat "two thumbs up."