Exploring Volume Two
Conversations with the
Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

Through the eyes of a lay apostle


33 Days

with Jesus Christ

for Greater Peace, Serenity, & Joy

A Spiritual Program for Individuals, Prayer Groups, Bible Study or other Church Groups


Welcome fellow lay apostles and friends of Direction for Our Times! As a Gabriel Press author, I am delighted to offer these resources for the mission of Jesus Christ, the Returning King.

Perhaps it is no accident that you are here. Listening to your guardian angel again, maybe?

Perhaps you know that you want something more, that there is a hole or an ache you cannot seem to satisfy and that has caused you to search.

If you are looking for something to help take you to the next level in your spiritual life, to probe more deeply to your innermost being then perhaps a spiritual program or ‘retreat’ experience, either individually or as part of a small group, such as this may be for you.

This spiritual exercise program or ‘retreat’ (for simplicity we will call it a retreat) is meant to help the participant explore Volume Two, Conversations with the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, by Anne, a lay apostle. We accomplish that by using the book, ”That Flame in your Heart? Turn it into a Blowtorch!” in which the author leads the way by sharing his own intimate dialogue with Jesus. The contents of Volume Two have been included in the book, so you have all you need in one place.

The materials found here are designed to take you on a spiritual retreat, either individually or as part of a prayer or church group. It is meant to take the person on a retreat, the retreatant, on a journey into one’s innermost being to either begin or deepen your dialogue with the Person of Jesus Christ. And the fruit of this dialogue is peace, serenity and joy in any circumstance of life that only He can give, but the world can never give. So, congratulations on taking the first step of turning that flame in your heart into a Blowtorch!

Just getting the book, prayer journal & guide and participating in the 33 Days spiritual retreat says a lot about the disposition of your heart and spirit. God will honor that and provide the graces you need for whatever He intends for you as you go on this spiritual adventure! He is your guide! He set you on this path and He will not withhold anything you need for the journey.

His is the only Way. There is no other way that will last through every circumstance and trial of life! His Way leads to eternal Peace, Serenity, and Joy in His Presence!


Structure of the Program as a ‘Retreat’

The retreat, for however long it takes you, is broken down into 33 Days.

Day 1 Orientation

Day 2 Introduction

Day 3 to 32 The 30 Days of Volume Two Messages

Day 33 Assessment


How you do the 33 Days is completely open to your needs and situation in life. It can be done daily, weekly or monthly. The Days can be done individually, taking 33 days or even 33 weeks. The guides below have some suggestions in them.

How long it takes you is how long it takes. Volume Two took me over a year the second time I went through it! If you feel called by the Spirit to do the retreat, then just trust and do it. Let Him guide you through it!


Free Materials & the Conditions

For a limited time, the materials below are free resources provided to help you grow in your spiritual life. They are also being prepared for publication, and as such are copyrighted.

You may download them for your individual use, but please refrain from emailing or otherwise distributing them to others. The guides are provided for those who give a valid email address as a way of giving us a means of communicating updates and the availability of new materials.

If you know others who would like these materials, we would ask and encourage you to copy and email this url to them so they can download these materials.


Note that the Leader’s Guide and the Individual Guide are substantially different. The Leader’s Guide also contains A Simplified Retreat for groups with limited time.


Individual Retreat Guide

If you are planning on doing the retreat over any period of time by yourself, OR you are a participant in a group retreat, then the materials you will need are as follows:

  1. Personal Retreat Guide (free – save $5.99)(optional for participants in a group retreat) – download here
  2. Orientation to the 30 Days – download here
  3. Eight Principles – download here
  4. Foundations of Prayer – download here


Group Leader’s Retreat Guide

If you are planning on leading a group through the retreat over any period of time, then the materials you will need are as follows :

  1. Leader’s Retreat Facilitation Guide (free – save $7.99) – download here
  2. Orientation to the 30 Days – download here
  3. Eight Principles – download here
  4. Foundations of Prayer – download here
  5. Preparation for the Retreat participant handout – download here