Category: An Ignatian Adventure

Radical Transformation: Part V

Dietrich Von Hildebrand: Transformation in Christ (Chapter 9) On “Striving for Perfection” Who am I?  What am I?  Where am I today? Can you answer this question today?  I believe most of us can. Give it a try.  Briefly, write one or two sentences down now or just hold them aside for later reflection.  Here is mine: “I am a clinical social worker, married, … Read More Radical Transformation: Part V

Radical Transformation: Part Two

Transformation In Christ, by Dietrich Von Hildebrand (Chapters 2 through 6): After chapter one on Readiness to Change Dietrich dives into house cleaning:  Contrition, Self-knowledge, True Consciousness, True Simplicity, and Recollection and Contemplation! It has been about a month for me to traverse this material and attempt to reapply principles and practices revealed within these pages.  It is not an easy process as most … Read More Radical Transformation: Part Two

October 31, 1517:  Martin Luther and The Day That Changed the World by Martin E. Marty

Five Hundred Years ago Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to a Chapel Door in Wittenberg, Germany.  The Catholic Church and Lutheran church have Reconciled a battle that ignited the reformation, divided the Catholic Church including the 30 years war between Protestants and Catholics (1618-48), and contributed to fractures within the Catholic Church and a splintering of the Christian faith into many denominations.   … Read More October 31, 1517:  Martin Luther and The Day That Changed the World by Martin E. Marty

Ignatian Prayer Against Depression 

Source: Ignatian Prayer Against Depression 

Week of Prayer #5: The Principle and Foundation & Day 1 Reflection

Mission statement: “I am created to praise, love, and serve God.” Disordered loves and preoccupations clutter our lives. The grace we seek is indifference. Prayer for the week: “I pray for the following graces: a deepening awareness of my fundamental vocation to praise, love, and serve God and others, a desire for greater indifference in my life; a willingness to embrace who I am … Read More Week of Prayer #5: The Principle and Foundation & Day 1 Reflection

Week Four: Day Six, John 3:22-30

“He must increase, but I must decrease.”  Imagine having the choice to be baptized by John the Baptist on one side of the lake and Jesus of Nazareth on the other.  Aside from this trivial imaginative dilemma, how can I diminish myself so that the spirit and grace of God may flourish within me?  Self-preoccupation that I am susceptible to include excessive entertainment (desire … Read More Week Four: Day Six, John 3:22-30

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