Tag Archives: #Examen Spiritual Exercises

As You Choose

My pastor told an interesting story today at mass. The gist of it went something like this: Near a village lived an old man who was very wise and could answer hard questions.  Many people came to him, seeking his … Continue reading

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How foolish We Are!

My daily prayer time was much later than normal because I forgot until I went to settle into my evening Examen. I was flooded with emotion part way through the later and thought I would perhaps turn to my blog … Continue reading

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Fire and Water

If you choose, the First Reading says,  you can keep the commandments, and you will be saved.  Acting faithfully is a choice given to each one of us and we can choose between life and death, good and evil. Whatever … Continue reading

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Kaizen Resolution

Open hands as we enter this New Year. I have chosen to enter a little social experiment at the invitation of a friend of mine.  We had to say yes, without knowing the details, but I took a risk because … Continue reading

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Bread of Adversity

Tomorrow we light a new Advent candle. This week of Hope will be ending shortly. Where did you find Hope? When, as in the First Reading, we are given the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, we are … Continue reading

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Lamentable Past

The quote at the end of today’s mass readings was by St. Francis Xavier: Speak to them of the great mercy of God… Sometimes people are helped by your telling of your own lamentable past.  I often wonder why I … Continue reading

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Looking to Jesus

Brothers and sisters, Hebrews often begins, and the second reading tonight is no different. The assembly is listening as Paul speaks, encouraging us to remember that we are not alone, but surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses.  We are … Continue reading

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