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What is Holiness?

October 31, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Najim, Holiness

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Editor’s Note: Tomorrow we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. Above my desk where my MacBook, printer, and lamp share their home, hangs a large framed print of one of my favorite saints, Ignatius of Loyola. He’s dressed in a red chasuble and stole, the traditional vestments for the celebration of Mass. His eyes gaze heavenward; there is a glow on his face and an aura of light around his... Read More

New Day, New Blessings

October 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Examen, Fr. Najim, Spiritual Direction

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To say that I love being a high school chaplain is an understatement. As I walk the halls of La Salle Academy, I’m often reminded of the verse from Psalm 16, “He has put into my heart a marvelous love for the faithful ones who dwell in his land.” I truly love the students that the Lord has entrusted to my spiritual care. As a “father” to the students, I often challenge them to think and act... Read More

Stuck in my spiritual growth. How do I get unstuck? Pt II of II

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Dear Sister Carmen, I feel like I am stuck in somewhere in mansion one or two. Is this normal? Where do most people get stuck in the journey through the mansions and is there any common way you can suggest that we get unstuck? Maybe I am just impatient. I feel like I should be growing but I am not. In our first post in this two part series we talked about a few of the reasons we get stuck and touched... Read More

Ignatian Conscience Exam on Faith, Hope & Love

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If there is one part of the spiritual life that St. Ignatius stressed, it was the daily–and even twice daily–examination of conscience. As we read the Spiritual Exercises, we may be overwhelmed by the minute detail of St. Ignatius’ treatment of what he calls the particular examination of conscience. At the same time, he is careful to provide, “Some Notes on Scruples.” It... Read More

Daily exam of conscience: why & how to do it (II of II)

June 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Conscience Exam, Fr. Bartunek

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Dear Father John, My spiritual director is recommending that I practice a daily “examination of conscience.” I thought this was just for religious, etc. Can you help me understand more about this, how it should be done, and why? In our first post we covered the “why” and an introduction to the “how” of a daily examination of conscience. This post will help you with the practical... Read More

Daily exam of conscience: why & how to do it (I of II)

June 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Conscience Exam, Fr. Bartunek

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 Dear Father John, My spiritual director is recommending that I practice a daily “examination of conscience.” I thought this was just for religious, etc. Can you help me understand more about this, how it should be done, and why? This is a critical issue for deepening your friendship with Christ. Critical. Hands down, this spiritual discipline (the daily examination of conscience) is a central... Read More

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