Grace: To experience a deeply-felt gratitude for all of the blessings God has given me, that I may thereby become completely devoted to His Divine Majesty in effective love. Text for Prayer: Spiritual Exercises no. 230-237 Reflection: “Love ought to show itself more in deeds than in words.” -St. Ignatius Loyola, Spiritual Exercises #230 Sin… Read more »
Posts By: Mr. Sean Salai, S.J.
Grace: To love God with all my heart and my neighbor as myself Text for Prayer: Jn 13 Reflection: In Jn 13, Jesus washes his apostles’ feet at the Last Supper, giving them the “mandatum” or great commandment to go and do likewise. “I have given you a model to follow, so that as I… Read more »
Grace: To grow in poverty of spirit as a person of the Beatitudes during this Lenten season. Text for Prayer: Mt 5:1-12 Reflection: Jesus tells us in his sermon on the mount: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” In the sermon at his installation mass yesterday, Pope Francis… Read more »
Grace: To reform my own heart during this Lenten season in order to collaborate with Pope Francis in reforming the Church Text for Prayer: Matthew 16:18 and the “Autobiography of St. Ignatius” “And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the… Read more »
Grace: To let go of things both good and bad that hold me back from growing in my relationship with God. Text for Prayer: Matthew 2:13-15 Reflection: There are many crossroads in our lives where we must leave behind both good and bad things in order to embrace a better future. In Matthew 2, the Holy Family flees into… Read more »
Grace: To let go of secondary things and focus on what is truly important during this Lenten season. Text for Prayer: Matthew 7:7-8 Reflection: At the end of several meditations in the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius of Loyola recommends having a “triple colloquy” (see SpEx #62-63) to conclude the prayer period. Here he invites the… Read more »
Grace: To worship God with my entire heart during this Lenten season, resisting the temptation to be halfhearted in my participation at Sunday liturgy. Text for Prayer: Revelation 4:8-11 Reflection: Past writers on this blog have described spiritual tepidity as a type of sluggishness, particularly in prayer, that is caused in our souls by an… Read more »