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The Catechism & St Francis de Sales on Meditation

Based upon Catechism paragraphs 2705-08 and St. Francis de Sales’ Introduction to the Devout Life, Second Part of the Introduction.

“Meditation is above all a quest,” as the Catechism phrases it, an expression of prayer that actively engages our “thought, imagination, emotion, and desire.” 364 palabras más


Willard Hears God; Aids Dialogue, Part 1

Dallas Willard.  2012.  Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God.  Downers Drove:  IVP Book. (Goto Part 2)

Reviewed By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Reading a book on hearing God is perhaps motivated by curiosity or guilt or just the idea that we are not always keeping up our end of the conversation. 635 palabras más


2015.09.02: trust

I, like a green olive tree flourishing in the house of God,
Trust in the mercy of God forever and ever. – Ps 52:10

not in the words of the preacher…

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2015.09.01: community

For all of you are children of the light and children of the day… Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, as indeed you do.

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In the Gospel of St. John Christ declares seven “I AM” statements.  The significance of using the phrase “I am” needs to be understood in the context of Moses encountering God in the burning bush on Mt. 147 palabras más


Mark 7:24-37 for Sunday, September 6, 2015 - Feast of St. Aidan

Photo: Cuthbert’s Isle (looking from Lindisfarne Island, where St. Aidan founded his Irish Christian monastery) by Todd Spencer*

Music: Missile Bell by Trace Bundy*

*Used with permission

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2015.08.31: child reborn

Jesus said to them, “Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” – Lk 4:22

oh, to be like a child reborn
to look upon all things again…

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