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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 differently. So, for example,... Read More

Examination of Conscience

March 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy, Examen, Lent

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Examination of Conscience   Presence of God – O Lord, cast a ray of light on my soul, so that I may be able to see myself as You see me and as You judge me. MEDITATION To insure an orderly and progressive growth in the spiritual life, we must know ourselves. We have to consider our sins, our weak points, our evil tendencies, as well as the progress we have already made, the favorable results we have attained, and our... Read More

Graces Given by God

May 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Examen, Fr. Bartunek, Grace, Practicing Presence, Prayer

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Dear Father John, I have started saying a daily Morning Offering Prayer in which I ask God with the help of His Grace that I remain all day in a spirit of praise and thanksgiving and that all of my actions be for the purpose of doing His will. However, I find I cannot remain in this spirit all day with the normal pressures of everyday life to deal with that can take my mind off of God. Does God withhold his Grace for whatever... Read More

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