Grace: Ask for the grace of being able to tell God, “not my will but yours be done.” Text for Prayer: Luke 22:39-46 Reflection: The Garden of Gethsemane is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Its name comes from the Hebrew word for ‘oil press’. It was in that garden that… Read more »
Posts By: Mr. Santi Rodriguez, S.J.
Grace: To know Jesus, who calms our storms and invites us to collaborate on his work, that others may know that he is our shepherd. Text for Prayer: Matthew 14:22-33 Reflection: One of my favourite films is P. T. Anderson’s Magnolia. In this film, there is a scene where it rains frogs. It is a powerful… Read more »
Grace: For an intimate knowledge of Jesus Christ our Lord who chose to be like us in every way except sin. To be moved with compassion for those in need. Text of Prayer: Matthew 3:11-17 Reflection: Speaking about the Baptism of Jesus, Maximus of Turin, one of the Church Fathers said: “What sort of a baptism… Read more »
Grace: To have an heartfelt knowledge of the Lord, who is the Son of God and my brother. That I may love him and following in the service of the Kingdom Text for Prayer: Luke 2:41-52 Reflection: A great book or film, invites us to consider the life of character who is searching for purpose and… Read more »
Grace: To have a heartfelt knowledge of God’s unconditional love for me and that I may find the spiritual freedom to love him in return. Text for Prayer: Lk 15:11-32 Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and… Read more »
Grace: Ask for a healthy sense of shame before God as I consider the effects of sin in my life. Text for Prayer: Romans 5:1-11 Reflection: There are two aspects we need to examine as we ask for a deep-felt knowledge of the consequences of sin in our lives. First, this meditation is an opportunity to… Read more »
Grace: To come to know how God is acting in my life and inspiring me to help build the Kingdom. Reflection: In the novel The Second Coming, Walker Percy follows the story of Will Barrett, a man who was too busy to live in the present moment and simply “missed” his life. In light of… Read more »