Spiritual Insights

Fr. Hugh Gillespie, SMM preaches at missions, retreat days and conferences; and many of these talks are taped. He is the co-pastor at The Shrine of Our Lady of the Island on Long Island, NY. Fr. Hugh is also the National Moderator for The Association of Mary, Queen of All Hearts. Additionally, Fr. Hugh is the head of, and responsible for Montfort Publications in Bay Shore, NY. His preaching, based upon the teachings of St. Louis de Montfort, normally addresses spiritualty topics or questions. This section of the web site will capture the question(s), provide some context, and refer to a link that has the audio explanation for the question. We call this section Spiritual Insights, and we hope you find this spiritual guidance informative and up-lifting and useful in your spiritual journey.

 

  

Preparation for Prayer

Preparation for Prayer

      How do we Prepare for Prayer? (from the Secret of the Rosary Retreat) Praying the Rosary….God has attached to it grace in this life, and glory in the next. (St. Louis de Montfort SR 1) At a recent Secret of the Rosary Retreat Day, held in Alabama, … Continue reading
How Do We Reflect on the Mysteries

How Do We Reflect on the Mysteries

      How do we Reflect on the Mysteries? (from the Secret of the Rosary Retreat) For myself, I know of no better way of establishing the reign of God, Eternal Wisdom, than to unite vocal and mental prayer by saying the holy Rosary and meditating on its fifteen … Continue reading
Difference between Consecration and Total Consecration

Difference between Consecration and Total Consecration

      What is the difference between Consecration and Fr. de Montfort’s Approach to Total Consecration? (from the Consecration Renewal Conference) We must give her all we have … without reserve…without pretending in, or hoping for any other recompense for our offering and service except the honor of belonging … Continue reading
The Importance of Consecration Renewal

The Importance of Consecration Renewal

      What is the Importance of Consecration Renewal? (from the Consecration Renewal Conference) Through the living of perfect Consecration, we are being drawn into the inaccessible Light of the Trinity Itself. … The supreme effect of Consecration (and its renewal): a true mystical union with God Alone. (Jesus … Continue reading
Consecration Renewal Strategies

Consecration Renewal Strategies

      What are the Strategies and Mechanics of Consecration Renewal? (from the Consecration Renewal Conference) The Act of Consecration of oneself to Jesus, the Incarnate Wisdom, by the hands of Mary, (St. Louis de Montfort LEW 231) …. May not be reduced to a simple formula without influencing … Continue reading

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