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Tag Archive for ‘Meditatio’

Whatever works

the use of prayer beads I was talking to one of the AA retreatants this morning. She was talking about trying to get herself settled so she could meditate. Meditation can come in many forms but many people think it has to be ‘just so’ for it to be meditation. Actually we meditate many times […]

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How to make a holy hour with St. Dominic

If we wish to know how to make a profitable holy hour, we may well consider the teaching of St. Dominic (which he gave more in actions than in words). Specifically, we look to the first four ways of prayer which follow successively one upon the other to form a unified whole, such that they […]

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The more important questions

How do we know what the most important questions are?  Well I would think they are the concerns we have after all other queries have been dealt with to some level of satisfaction.  Once we have a job, house over our heads, food to eat, clothes to wear and our loved ones are safe, what […]

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The will of God prevails

The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. God can not be for and against the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war it is quite possible that God’s purpose is […]

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Know how to meditate

Learn how to meditate on paper. Drawing and writing are forms of meditation. Learn how to contemplate works of art. Learn how to pray in the streets or in the country. Know how to meditate not only when you have a book in your hand but when you are waiting for a bus or riding […]

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Padre Pio’s Christmas Meditation

Far into the night, at the coldest time of the year, in a chilly grotto, more suitable for a flock of beasts than for humans, the promised Messiah – Jesus – the savior of mankind, comes into the world in the fullness of time. There are none who clamor around him: only an ox and […]

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Four Movements of Lectio Divina

Prepared by the novices of Gethsemani Abbey, via Fr. Michael Lectio (Reading) Acquaintanceship Read the Scripture Gather the facts “Listen” to God’s word What word/phrase speaks to you? (allow 1-2 min quiet time) Meditatio (Meditation) Friendliness Read the Scripture again Let Jesus speak to you Reflect on the message What is God saying to you? […]

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Live with Christ

Let this be for you the form of life, brothers, this is the true discipline of a holy way of life: to live with Christ by having your thought and desire [fixed] on the eternal homeland, and in this troublesome journey to refuse no task of charity for Christ. Follow the Lord Christ upwards towards […]

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Reading and Prayer

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A Meditation for Holy Week

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