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Pray, Hope & Don’t Worry Retreat A Big Success!

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak is available to speak at your parish or conference

Catholic speaker, author and retreat leader Gary Zimak recently led a Pray, Hope and Don't Worry retreat at the Malvern Retreat House

“Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled.” (John 14:1)

On August 14 – 16, I had the pleasure of leading the first ever Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry retreat at the Malvern Retreat House in the Philadelphia suburbs. We had over 50 individuals who came from all over the country to spend 3 days moving away from anxiety and closer to Jesus. It was an amazing weekend and provided us with the opportunity to withdraw from the craziness of the world and spend time in the presence of Our Lord. As I have discovered in my own life, spending time with Jesus (through prayer, Scripture and the Sacraments) is the best way to stop worrying and experience peace.

In case you missed the retreat, all of my talks (a total of five) will soon be available on CD and MP3 download. In the very near future, I’ll be announcing how you can purchase them.

Want some even better news? Because this retreat was such a success, I have been invited by Malvern to lead it again in the Summer of 2016! I’ll announce the date once it’s finalized, so stay tuned for more information!

Gary Zimak is the author of “Faith, Hope & Clarity: How To Know God’s Will”, “A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible”, “Listen To Your Blessed Mother”, and “From Fear To Faith”. He is a frequent speaker and retreat leader at parishes and conferences across the United States and Canada, has an international radio following and is recognized as the leading Catholic speaker on the topic of overcoming anxiety. In addition to hosting his own daily radio show on BlogTalkRadio, Gary is a regular guest on EWTN television and radio.

Get Ready For Total Consecration 2015!

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak will once again be leading Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary on his radio show

Would you like to grow closer to Jesus?

Could you use some help?

Do you wish to become a saint one day?

Beginning on September 4th, I’ll once again be leading Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary on my daily BlogTalkRadio show. This year, we’ll be using the acclaimed book 33 Days To Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley as the basis for our 33 day preparation. Even better is that you can order a discounted copy of the book (US or Canada only) from our friends at the Children of the Father Foundation!

What exactly is Total (or Marian) consecration? According to Fr. Gaitley, Marian consecration means “giving Mary our full permission to complete her motherly task in us, which is to form us into other Christs”. The preparation period will involve 33 days of meditation and prayer, based on the spirituality of St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximillian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa and Blessed Pope John Paul II. After making our way through the preparation phase we will then make (or renew) or Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary on October 7th, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Why should you consecrate your life to Jesus through Mary? Here are a few reasons…

“The more we honor the Blessed Virgin, the more we honor Jesus Christ, because we honor Mary only that we may more perfectly honor Jesus, since we go to her only as the way by which we are to find the end we are seeking, which is Jesus.” (Saint Louis de Montfort)

“There is no surer or easier way than Mary in uniting all men with Christ.” (Pope St. Pius X)

“We are convinced without any doubt that devotion to Our Lady is essentially joined with devotion to Christ.” (Pope Paul VI)

“If you want to grow in perfection, you cannot advance by yourselves – you need a guide. Hence, when you go to God, go through Mary and with Mary !” (Saint Maximilian Kolbe)

Interested? Want to find out more? You can sign up in 3 easy steps. Here’s how:

STEP 1 (Sign Up)

Enter your email address below and press the “Join Now” button and you’ll be placed on our email mailing list. You’ll then receive an email (from me), asking you to confirm your registration by clicking on a link. Don’t skip this step! You need to do this in order to be placed on the mailing list. I’ll be sending out periodic emails to provide more information and guide you through the process. I WILL NOT share your email address with anyone!


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IMPORTANT NOTE: After submitting your email address, you must complete the signup process by opening the email (and clicking on the link) that will be sent to you. Please check your inbox (and your spam or bulk folder) and look for this email. If you do not complete this process, you will not receive any future emails that I send. If you cannot locate the confirmation email, please email me and I’ll help you correct the problem.

STEP 2 (Get your discounted copy of 33 Days To Morning Glory)

My friends at the Children of the Father Foundation are offering copies of “33 Days To Morning Glory” (booklet form) for a donation of $4 each. To receive your booklet, simply visit their website and place your order. Although we work closely with each other, the Children of the Father Foundation and Following The Truth are 2 separate apostolates. Therefore, you must contact them with any questions about your booklet orders. Please note that the offer is only valid for residents of the US or Canada.

STEP 3 (Tune in to The Gary Zimak Show on BlogTalkRadio beginning on September 3)

Although the actual 33 day preparation period begins on Friday, September 4th, I’ll spend Thursday of that week discussing Total Consecration and providing more information about the process. I’ve led over 2,000 people through Total Consecration over the past 4 years and I’m looking for another big year in 2015. Whether you’re renewing your consecration (like me) or making it for the first time, we’ll walk together over the 33 day preparation period. In addition to my nightly radio show, I’ll be available by email to answer your questions and/or encourage you.

So, get ready and be prepared for your life to change in some BIG ways. Jesus is waiting to get to know you better and Mary is ready to take you by the hand and lead you to Him!

Jesus Christ Never Changes!

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak reminds us that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever

Are you facing a difficult problem?

Are you losing hope?

Do you feel as if you have no place to turn?

Are you searching for peace?

Do you need a miracle?

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrew 13:8)

The same Jesus who cured the sick, changed the water into wine, walked on the water, raised the dead and ascended into Heaven two thousand years ago still exists today.

Saint Teresa of Avila once heard someone say: “If only I had lived at the time of Jesus… If only I had seen Jesus… If only I had talked with Jesus…”

She replied, “But do we not have in the Eucharist the living, true and real Jesus present before us? Why look for more?”

Not only can we turn to Him in prayer, but we can receive Him in the Eucharist. We can visit Him in churches and adoration chapels around the world. Best of all, we can allow Him to work miracles in our lives. The Lord may look a little different, but make no mistake that He’s still the same as the man we read about in the gospels.

The only person that can keep you from a close, personal relationship with Jesus Christ is YOU! Don’t let that happen. He is knocking on the door of your heart. Open the door and let Him in. You’ll never regret it!

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20)

Gary Zimak is the author of “Faith, Hope & Clarity: How To Know God’s Will”, “A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible”, “Listen To Your Blessed Mother”, and “From Fear To Faith”. He is a frequent speaker at parishes and conferences across the United States and Canada, has an international radio following and is recognized as the leading Catholic speaker on the topic of overcoming anxiety. In addition to hosting his own daily radio show on BlogTalkRadio, Gary is a regular guest on EWTN television and radio.

Heading To Alabama To Talk About The Blessed Mother!

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak will be discussing Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary in Birmingham, Alabama

If you’re in the Birmingham, AL area I hope you can join me on Wednesday, August 19 at Our Lady Of Sorrows parish. I’ll be speaking about the power of Marian Consecration. On October 7, 2011 I consecrated my life to Jesus through Mary and the results have been amazing. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Please join us for this special evening if you can. You won’t regret it!

Also, on September 4, I’ll once be leading the 33 day preparation for Total Consecration on my nightly BlogTalkRadio show. This is the fifth consecutive year that we’ve done it and I’d love you to join us. Stay tuned for details!

Gary Zimak is the author of “Faith, Hope & Clarity: How To Know God’s Will”, “A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible”, “Listen To Your Blessed Mother”, and “From Fear To Faith”. He is a frequent speaker at parishes and conferences across the United States and Canada, has an international radio following and is recognized as the leading Catholic speaker on the topic of overcoming anxiety. In addition to hosting his own daily radio show on BlogTalkRadio, Gary is a regular guest on EWTN television and radio.

Discussing God’s Will On Catholic Answers Live

 

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Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak discusses his new book Faith, Hope and Clarity on Catholic Answers Live

“God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another.” (Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman)

Do you want to know God’s will for your life? Join me on Wednesday August 12 at 7 PM Eastern on Catholic Answers Live as I spend the entire hour discussing and taking listener calls on the subject. We’ll dig into much of the material in my new book Faith, Hope and Clarity: How To Know God’s Will and I’ll offer suggestions to help you to hear God speak more clearly. Click HERE for more information.

Gary Zimak is the author of “Faith, Hope & Clarity: How To Know God’s Will”, “A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible”, “Listen To Your Blessed Mother”, and “From Fear To Faith”. He is a frequent speaker at parishes and conferences across the United States and Canada, has an international radio following and is recognized as the leading Catholic speaker on the topic of overcoming anxiety. In addition to hosting his own daily radio show on BlogTalkRadio, Gary is a regular guest on EWTN television and radio.

Want To Become Close Friends With Jesus?

 

Find A Real Friend In Jesus - The new book from Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak

Coming in Spring of 2016 from Servant Books!

Next Stop – The 2015 Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show!

 

Catholic Speaker Gary Zimak will be appearing at the 2015 Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show

If you plan to attend the 2015 Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show in Somerset, NJ from July 21 – 24, 2015, be sure to look for me. I’ll be at Booth #640 (just look for the above banner) and I’ll have copies of my books and DVDs for sale at a special CMN discount. While at the trade show, I am honored to be the lead off speaker for the Catholic Writer’s Guild conference and will be taping an episode of EWTN Bookmark with Doug Keck (for my latest book – Faith, Hope & Clarity: How To Know God’s Will).

If you’re going to the show, please stop by and say “Hi”. I’d love to meet you!

Gary Zimak is the author of “A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible”, “Listen To Your Blessed Mother”, “From Fear To Faith” and “Faith, Hope and Clarity.” He is a frequent speaker at parishes and conferences across the United States and Canada, has an international radio following and is recognized as the leading Catholic speaker on the topic of overcoming anxiety. In addition to hosting his own daily radio show on BlogTalkRadio, Gary is a regular guest on EWTN television and radio.

The Secret To Happiness

 

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Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak reveals the secret to happiness

What is the secret to happiness?

Although it may surprise you, the answer to this question is very simple. The only way that we will ever be happy is to surrender to God’s will. That’s it! Although it may sound simplistic, that is the ultimate answer. If we are constantly doing what God wants us to do, we will be happy.

But how does suffering fit into the picture? Obviously we can’t be happy while we are suffering, can we? Believe it or not, we can. While it won’t be the giddy type of happiness that we feel when things are going great, we can experience a deep peace or joy even while our world seems to be falling apart.

Here are 5 things to consider which will help you make it through even the greatest suffering:

1. It is God’s will – Nothing can happen to us without God’s approval. Anything that happens in our lives is God’s will. While it might not take away all of the pain, this knowledge can definitely help us to cope.

2. It is good for you – In his letter to the Romans, St. Paul makes it clear that God can bring good out of all things (Romans 8:28) including pain and suffering. We may never fully understand the details, but the difficulties we experience are designed to help us get to Heaven.

3. A chance to trust God – Anytime you experience suffering, you are given a chance to trust the Lord. Over time, these opportunities can result in an increased faith. If everything is going smoothly in your life, why would you need to trust God?

4. It is temporary – All earthly suffering is temporary. It will either be gone in this life or in the next. When you die, your problems die with you. The very fact that you know it won’t last will make your cross a little lighter.

5. It can unite you to Christ – When we suffer, we have the chance to participate in Christ’s redemptive mission (Colossians 1:24). Uniting our suffering with the suffering of Jesus allows us to put it to use. On the other hand, complaining about it causes us to waste a great opportunity.

If we think that happiness can only be found in the absence of problems, we will never be happy. It is impossible to get through even one day without some degree of suffering or inconvenience. True happiness can only be found by embracing God’s will…

even when it involves suffering!

“Suffering passes; to have suffered willingly remains eternally.” (St. Therese of Lisieux)

Gary Zimak is the author of “Faith, Hope & Clarity: How To Know God’s Will”, “A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible”, “Listen To Your Blessed Mother”, and “From Fear To Faith”. He is a frequent speaker at parishes and conferences across the United States and Canada, has an international radio following and is recognized as the leading Catholic speaker on the topic of overcoming anxiety. In addition to hosting his own daily radio show on BlogTalkRadio, Gary is a regular guest on EWTN television and radio.

Need Hope? Book Catholic Speaker Gary Zimak Today!

 

Need Hope? Book Catholic Speaker Gary Zimak for your next parish mission or conference!

After being tempted in the desert, Jesus began His ministry in Galilee by quoting the words of the prophet Isaiah:

“The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.” (Matthew 4:16)

My friends, there is no need to be afraid or to remain in the darkness. Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, is with us! For close to four years, I have been delivering that message to parishes and conferences throughout the United States and Canada and lives are being changed. By presenting the Lord’s message (as contained in Scripture and through the teachings of His Church) and sharing how He has helped me to overcome severe anxiety, I have been blessed to bring thousands of individuals closer to Jesus Christ. But I want to do more…

I want to bring the life changing message of Jesus Christ to your parish or conference!

I am currently booking speaking engagements for 2016 (and beyond), but I still have some openings for Fall and Winter of 2015. In addition to my regular speaking topics, I have developed 3 new topics that I know will help draw people closer to the Lord:

You Can’t Walk On Water If You’re Sitting In The Boat! – Did you ever feel like God is asking you to do something, but you’re afraid? That’s perfectly normal. Whenever the Lord asks us to do anything, there is always some element of fear involved. There’s no reason to let fear stop you from letting God work great miracles in your life, however. In this talk, Gary will give you practical advice for conquering even your greatest fears and teach you how to surrender control of your life to the Lord!

How To Live One Day At A Time – Regretting the past and worrying about the future can make us very anxious. And, while it sounds simple, living “one day at a time” is often easier said than done. In this talk, you will learn how it is possible to live joyfully in the present moment. Using the “1-2-3″ method that has worked in his life, Gary will show you how to live one day at a time!

Getting Personal With Jesus – Many people go through life knowing about Jesus, but never get to know him personally. Sadly, many Catholics don’t even know that it’s possible to have a close, personal relationship with Christ. Using some of the techniques featured in his soon to be released book on the topic, Gary will give you practical suggestions for becoming close friends with the Lord. In addition, you’ll discover why it’s critical that you share Jesus with others and learn simple ways to do so.

As with all of my topics, these titles can be presented as a 3 day parish mission, a single day retreat or a 1 hour talk. Please visit my Speaking page or email me to find out more information, check my availability for a particular date or book an engagement.

Don’t be content to walk in the darkness and think that there is no hope. With Jesus Christ in your life, you can walk in the light and remain hopeful. Skeptical? Let me help you. Contact me today and let me deliver the “Good News” in person!

Gary Zimak is the author of “A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible”, “Listen To Your Blessed Mother”, “From Fear To Faith” and “Faith, Hope and Clarity.” He is a frequent speaker at parishes and conferences across the United States and Canada, has an international radio following and is recognized as the leading Catholic speaker on the topic of overcoming anxiety. In addition to hosting his own daily radio show on BlogTalkRadio, Gary is a regular guest on EWTN television and radio.

A Catholic Retreat For Those Who Worry!

 

Catholic speaker and retreat leader Gary Zimak will be leading a Pray, Hope and Don't Worry retreat at the Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, PA on August 14-16,2015

Are you tired of worrying?

Would you like to feel greater peace in your life?

Do you sometimes wish you could get to know Jesus better?

Does the idea of getting away for a few days of peaceful reflection and relaxation sound good to you?

I am thrilled to announce that on Aug 14 – Aug 16, 2015, I will be leading the first ever Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry retreat at the Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, PA! Located in the Philadelphia suburbs, the Malvern Retreat House is the oldest and largest Catholic retreat center in the United States. I have a great deal of respect for the work that Msgr. Marino and his staff do and I am honored to be working with them on this retreat.

This retreat will allow you to encounter Jesus in a deep and personal way. We will meet Him in the Sacraments and Sacred Scripture. We’ll grow closer to the Blessed Mother. I will share simple and practical ways which have allowed me to break free from worrying. Here is the schedule for the weekend:

FRIDAY NIGHT
5:00 Registration
6:45 Dinner
7:30 Welcome
8:15 Conference #1 Getting Personal With Jesus
9:00 Celebration of the Eucharist: Priest provided

SATURDAY
7:00 Rise
7:40 Morning Prayer
8:00 Breakfast.
9:15 Conference #2 From Fear To Faith
10:15 Reconciliation Service Leader & Confessors are provided for individual confessions
11:30 Way of the Cross (Private – Using the outside Stations provided along the pathways)
12:15 Lunch
1:30 Conference #3 What If Mary Said, “No”?
2:30 Small Group Discussion
3:15 Break
3:45 Questions and Comments
4:30 Break
4:45 Celebration of the Eucharist: Priest provided
5:45 Dinner
7:30 Conference #4 You Can’t Walk On Water If You’re Sitting In The Boat!
8:30 TBD
9:30 Coffee & Danish

SUNDAY MORNING
7:00 Rise
7:30 Morning Prayer
8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Conference #5 What Does God Want Me To Do?
10:30 Faith Sharing
11:00 Celebration of the Eucharist (Rector of Malvern as celebrant)

My presentations will include:

1. Getting Personal With Jesus – Many people go through life knowing about Jesus, but never get to know him personally. Sadly, many Catholics don’t even know that it’s possible to have a close, personal relationship with Christ. Using some of the techniques featured in his soon to be released book on the topic, Gary will give you practical suggestions for becoming close friends with the Lord. In addition, you’ll discover why it’s critical that you share Jesus with others and learn simple ways to do so.

2. From Fear To Faith – Are you tired of worrying? After struggling to overcome anxiety for many years, Gary Zimak has learned that Jesus Christ can help us to win this battle. In this talk, based on his best-selling books A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible and From Fear To Faith, Gary will share his step by step approach for breaking free from worry by encountering Christ in His Church.

3. What If Mary Said “No”? – We often assume that Mary had to say “yes” when asked to become the Mother of the Savior. In reality, the Blessed Mother’s assent was a conscious choice on her part. In this talk, based on Gary’s book, Listen To Your Blessed Mother, we’ll look closely at Mary’s life and learn how to imitate her constant “yes” to the Lord. You’ll also discover how Mary can lead you closer to Jesus than you ever thought possible.

4. You Can’t Walk On Water If You’re Sitting In The Boat! – Did you ever feel like God is asking you to do something, but you’re afraid? That’s perfectly normal. Whenever the Lord asks us to do anything, there is always some element of fear involved. There’s no reason to let fear stop you from letting God work great miracles in your life, however. In this talk, Gary will give you practical advice for conquering even your greatest fears and teach you how to surrender control of your life to the Lord!

5. What Does God Want Me To Do? – As someone who went from a secure career as a project analyst to an uncertain future as a Catholic lay evangelist, Gary knows what it takes to discern God’s will. How do I know what the Lord is calling me to do? How can I learn to hear Him speak in a noisy world? How can I learn to trust in His providence? All these questions (and more) will be answered in this talk, based on Gary’s own personal journey and detailed in his book Faith, Hope, And Clarity: How To Know God’s Will. You’ll learn that it is possible to hear God speak and experience peace in the midst of uncertainty. This peace can be experienced only by surrendering to the Lord’s will.

This retreat is open to both men and women and is designed to help you to finally break away from worrying by growing closer to the Lord. We will be staying in the beautiful Family Life Center (A one-story facility with 50 air-conditioned rooms with private baths for individuals, couples and family members. Each room has a double bed and a single bed and a private bath. Four rooms are fitted for wheelchair accommodation, and contain one double bed).The cost for the weekend retreat (including meals and lodging) is only $225. Please email me if you have any questions or need additional information.

Click on the following image to register for the Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry retreat. Space is VERY limited (100 people), so make it a point to register today!

Register today for the Pray, Hope and Don't Worry retreat led by Catholic speaker Gary Zimak at the Malvern Retreat House

Gary Zimak is the author of “A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible”, “Listen To Your Blessed Mother”, “From Fear To Faith” and “Faith, Hope and Clarity.” He is a frequent speaker at parishes and conferences across the United States and Canada, has an international radio following and is recognized as the leading Catholic speaker on the topic of overcoming anxiety. In addition to hosting his own daily radio show on BlogTalkRadio, Gary is a regular guest on EWTN television and radio.