"Be Still and know that I am God" 

- Psalm 46:10

 

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

– For the greater glory of God

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Sunday
Jan222017

Daily Meditation – Secret of sanctity and happiness

“I am going to reveal to you the secret of sanctity and happiness. Everyday for five minutes control your imagination and close your ears to all the noises of the world, in order to speak to the Divine Spirit, saying to him:

“Oh, Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore you! Enlighten me. Guide me. Strengthen me. Console me. Tell me what I should do. Give me your orders. I promise to submit myself to all that you desire of me and to accept all that you permit to happen to me. Let me only know your will.”

“If you do this your life will flow along happily and serenely and full of consolidation, even in the midst of trials. Grace will be proportioned to the trial, and you will arrive at the gate of merit. This submission to the Holy Spirit is the secret of sanctity.”

- Cardinal Mercier

 

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Saturday
Jan212017

Daily Meditation - Prayer Makes Time

Consider the following – 

Praying 30 min = 1/48 of your day. 
Praying 15 min = 1/96 of your day.
For a great article on time and prayer, see this one by Dr. Peter Kreeft -

 

- John 5: 16-18

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Friday
Jan202017

Daily Meditation - Watching Ones Life

 

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
        
- Source: Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps, p. 103 (via Fr. Richard Rohr's Daily Meditations - www.cacradicalgrace.org/richard-rohr/dailymeditations)

 

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Thursday
Jan192017

Daily Meditation - Contemplative in Action – In Memory of Fr. Jack Vessels, S.J.

Many people at the Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center in Atlanta and for that matter across the globe were impacted by Fr. Jack Vessels, S.J. This Thursday morning, he was called home to heaven. For those who knew him and I don’t exaggerate when I say this, I considered him a living saint who went about his life as a contemplative in action, always helping, always enthusiastic!!  He considered his work as a priest as pure joy. He was a rare treasure of which I, along with many others, were blessed to have our paths cross with him. On a retreat, he would not just relay what happened in a gospel reading but why and how it happened – always a teacher!! For today’s meditation, I will leave you with one of his favorite sayings when it came to prayer and meditation, he would say “just chew, just chew, like savoring the taste of a delicious meal, just chew.” He would do so with a hand motion of chewing. Basically, take the scripture and dig for the richness.  He will certainly be missed in this life here on earth.

Here is a great article on Fr. Vessels - http://tinyurl.com/zrthr4t

Be Still | Read | Contemplate It | Listen | Dialogue | Close With Praise and Thanks

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Wednesday
Jan182017

Daily Meditation – Loving enemies

"But to you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic. Give to everyone who asks of you, and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you. For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same. If you lend money to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit (is) that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, and get back the same amount. But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back; then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as (also) your Father is merciful.

- Luke 6:27-36

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