Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks that this task is only for priests and religious? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: Be ye perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect. St. Josemaria

Thursday, November 8, 2012

33 days of transformation: Whole Body

The time has come to transform ourselves so that we can really transform our society.  Challenge for yourself and your family: 
 33 days of transformation: Whole Body: Soul, Mind and Body.


{Soul}


Tomorrow we will start 33-day preparation for the Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary according to Saint Louis Marie de Montfort so that we can do our final vows on the Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe , 12/12/12.  This devotion, formulated by the Saint in the 1700s, leads us to union with Christ through a total consecration of self through Our Lady.  We do this after the example of Jesus Himself, who chose to give Himself to us through His Blessed Mother.  Another book written by St. Louis entitled "The Secret of Mary", explains and promotes this devotion. 

Resources 

Here are some sites that give you St. Louis Marie De Montfort prayers for this Total Consecration:



Here are some books: We will use this one.
 33 Days to Morning Glory  

I used this one for the kids and it is just so beautiful for them! It really puts into their level and understanding.

The Secret Of Mary Explained To Children




{ MIND}

It is the Year of the Faith:  We need to know our faith once again so that we can light up this world with truth and beauty. For the next 33 days: Read about your Faith. Know it. Live it. Breath it.

Just read one section a day keeps the devil away!

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Simplified

And read a book on those who truly lived the FAITH: The Saints: 

Some Books/sites:

Saint's Books (free download) 

 Ebooks free on Saints, Our Faith, Pope's teaching  and even Chesteron

 Last but not least and its my favorite book on great and beautiful and real mothers and wives :

Great Wives and Mothers (book on wonderful saints), you can read it for free

 

{BODY} 

  "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own;  you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your body," 

(1 Cor. 6:19-20)

 

We have to glorify our Lord also with our body. How can we show the world His Light and truth if we can't show them first how Beautiful we love His temple in us.

So.. 33 days of stepping up and taking great care of our body. 

1. Do any (ANY) type of exercise for any (ANY) amount of time  with only 1 Sunday OFF for rest.

2. Drink or Drink.. WATER. (add lime or something if you don't like the taste, no hard liquor ) As I mention before, get yourself a water bottle of at least 16 oz or more, fill it, when you take your slips don't stop until you had said 1 Hail Mary (not out loud in your mind) but you know it, you need to refill it and again, try to drink at least 3 of those 16oz or more.

 3. Give up something, you can change it every week or stick with it for the 33 days, such as: no soda, no kids candy, no sleeping in when the alarm goes off, no salt or sugar, you get the point. (yes, it sounds like my list) When we mortified our bodies in such ways, we help our will over come our wants. 

Some Resources:

Walk at Home   

Rosary Workout

Catholic Workout

Fitness 101: The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Exercise

Weight Watchers workout ideas

SparkPeople 

Reshape America

 

 So there we have it my friends, 33 days of WHOLE Body transformation. So are you with me? Are you going to join me as we transform ourselves so that we can transform our society!

 Let me know. Link it up. Pass it on.

If you join me, I will bring you back a rose rosary from the Vila of Our Lady of Guadalupe when I go this Christmas to visit my husband's family in Mexico. Truly a Blessed Place. 

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1 comment:

Dessi said...

Oooo, Ceci, you are an answer to my prayers...I need to do this and I wanted but it is so sweet with a friend. And how generous of you to bring us a rosary!!! Makes all this even sweeter!!!