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On the Litany of Humility: How can I be free from desire to be loved?

March 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Lent, Seasonal Meditations

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Dear Father John, I am trying to pray the Litany of Humility with special reverence and attentiveness during this Lent, and in doing so the following question keeps recurring to me: In the Litany of Humility, the second request is: “From the desire of being loved, Lord Jesus, free me!” How am I to understand this request? I had thought that to want to love and to be loved is a part of our... Read More

How can I go deeper in my faith this Lent season?

February 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Lent, Seasonal Meditations

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I recently had the opportunity to speak to a great group of men at parish here in Colorado about my conversion to the Catholic faith. One of the things I shared was the unusual amount of personal suffering I have experienced. The short list of loss includes a brother and sister in their thirties and a niece at two years old. At a young age I have lived the difficult reality that life, for any of us,... Read More

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