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Week of Prayer 19 - Three Ways of Loving

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on February 3, 2021 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Week of Prayer 19 - Three Ways of Loving

 

Three Key Exercises and the Decision-Making Dynamic - Chapter 26, Orientations Vol 2: Part

Three Kinds of Humility

"Three Phases of Humility," Choosing Christ in the World, Joseph A. Tetlow, S.J.

"A Different Kind of Fire," The New Spiritual Exercises, Louis M....

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Week of Prayer 18: The Cost and Call of Discipleship

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on February 3, 2021 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Week of Prayer 18: The Call and Cost of Discipleship

 

Three Key Exercises and the Decision-Making Dynamic - Chapter 26, Orientations Vol 2: Part B - The Three Classes of Persons

"Rules of Discernment for Second Week," from Draw Me Into Your Friendship: The Spiritual Exercises, A Literal Translations and A Contemporary Reading," David Fleming, S.J., The Institute of Jesuit Sources, St. L...

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Week of Prayer 17 - Meditation on the Two Standards

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on February 3, 2021 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Week of Prayer 17: Meditation on the Two Standards

 

Orientations, Volume 2, Part B, Chapter 26, John Veltri. S.J. (Three Key Exercises And The Decision-Making Dynamic: The Two Standards)

Jesus Today - Spirituality of Radical Freedom, Albert Nolan

 

Questions to consider as you review the reading.

 

 

1...

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Week of Prayer 16 - Jesus' Public Ministry Begins

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on December 17, 2020 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Week of Prayer 16: Jesus' Public Ministry Begins

 

 

 

  • Rules for Discernment of Spirits: Dealing with Spiritual Desolation, Ignatian Adventure, p 165, O'Brien
  • "Four Faces of Jesus," by Virginia Smith
  • "Listening," by Morton Kelsey
  • "Developing a Relationship with God," William Barry, S.J.

 

Questions to consider as you review the reading.

 

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Week of Prayer 15 - The Call of Christ our King

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on December 17, 2020 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Week of Prayer 15: The Call of Christ , Our King

 

 Kingdom - Orientations, Vol 2 Part A and Part B, Chapter 10, John Veltri, S.J.

  • The Kingdom Exercise and the Use of Myth in Spiritual Direction,” Orientations II-B
  • Moving into the Kingdom, Joseph Tetlow, S.J.
  • About the Second Week, Joseph Tetlow, S.J.
  • "The Kingdom of Christ" (19)
  • "Spiritual Poverty"
  • "Poverty of Spirit," Robert...
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Week of Prayer 14: The Hidden Life of Jesus

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on December 17, 2020 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Week of Prayer 14: The Hidden Life of Jesus


 

  • Orientations, Volume 2, Part A, Chapter 12, John Veltri. S.J. (Naming of Jesus, Visit of Magi, Jesus in the Temple)
  • Rules for Discernment of Spirits: How the Good Spirit and Evil Spirit Operate (O'Brien, p 145)
  • Rules for Discernment of Spirits: Storing up the Graces of Consolation (O'Brien, p 151)
  • Application of Senses - Joseph Tetlow, S.J., "Choos...

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Week of Prayer 13 - The Childhood of Jesus

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on December 17, 2020 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Week of Prayer 13 - The Childhood of Jesus

  •   Orientations, Volume 2, Part A, Chapter 12, John Veltri. S.J. (Naming of Jesus, Visit of Magi, Jesus in the Temple)


Questions to consider as you review the reading.

 1, What were the highlights of the material for me?

 2. What touched me or gave me new or nuanced insights?

 3. What challenged me in this material?

...

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Week of Prayer 12 - The Birth of Jesus

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on December 17, 2020 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Week of Prayer 12 - The Birth of Jesus

 

  •  Reflections on Christmas

 

 

Questions to consider as you review the reading.

 

1, What were the highlights of the material for me?

 

2. What touched me or gave me new or nuanced insights?

 

3. What challenged me in this material?

 

4. What connects or resonates with my experience of the...

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Week of Prayer 11 - Contemplation on the Incarnation

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on December 17, 2020 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Week of Prayer 11 - The Contemplation on the Incarnation

 

  • Orientations, Volume 1, Part B, Chapter 11, John Veltri, S.J. - Incarnation - Conception, Birth & Childhood of Jesus
  • Merton's Mystical Vision in Louisville

Questions to consider as you review the reading.

 

1, What were the highlights of the material for me?

 

2. What touched me or gave me new or nuanced insight...

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Week of Prayer 10 - God's Merciful Love for Me

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on November 12, 2020 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (3)

Week of Prayer 10 - God's Merciful Love for Me

 

• "Rules of Discernment for First Week" (notations 313-327), Draw Me Into Your Friendship, David Fleming, S.J.

• Rules for Discernment - First Set

• Some Simple Rules of Thumb for Discernment

• Graces of the First Week: ending the week

• Consolation/Desolation

 

Questions to consider as you review the r...

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Week of Prayer 9 - The Causes and Consequences of Sin

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on November 12, 2020 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (2)

Week of Prayer 9 - The Causes and Consequences of Sin

 

• "Who Told You You Were Naked?" - John Jacob Raub

• Inner Tapes

• Catch up on any past articles ;not yet discussed

• Possible Case Studies

• "Amy's Experience"

• "Robert's Experience"

• "Jean's Experience"Catch up on any past articles not yet discussed.

 

Questions to con...

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Week of Prayer 8 - My Own History of Sin and Grace

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on November 12, 2020 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (3)

Week of Prayer 8 - My Own History of Sin and Grace

 

• Orientations, Volume 2, Part A, Chapter 8, John Veltri, S.J.

• 'Personal Sin," Chapter 6 in Spiritual Freedom by John English, S.J.

• "Reluctance to Admit Sin" - Robert Harvanck, S.J.

• "Shadow"

• Penitent's Blessing

 

Questions to consider as you review the reading.

1, What were ...

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Week of Prayer 7 - The Reality of Sin

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on November 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (3)

Week of Prayer 7 - The Reality of Sin

 

Orientations, Volume 2, Part A, Chapter 7, John Veltri, S.J. (Overview of First Week)

"Readiness for Week 1"

"Sin: The Big Picture" - Vinita Hampton Wright

"Sin Breaks a Relationship, Not Just Rules" - Pat Schoelles

"Sin Reflects a State of Life, Not an Act" - Pat Schoelles

"Sin and Salvation," Chapter 5 in Spiritual Freedom by John English, S.J.

"The Triple Coll...

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Week of Prayer 6 - God's Call to Me

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on November 12, 2020 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (3)

Week of Prayer 6 - God's Call to Me

• Orientations, Volume 2, Part A, Chapter 6, John Veltri. S.J.

• "Inner Compass," Chapter 5, Margaret Silf

• "Inner Compass" Chapter 6, Margaret Silf

• "Consciousness Examen"

• "Daily Awareness Prayer"

• "The Examen - A Tool For Holistic Growth" - John Govin, S.J.


Questions to consider as you review the r...

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Week of Prayer 5 - The Principle and Foundation

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on November 7, 2020 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (3)

Week of Prayer 5 - The Principle and Foundation

 

Orientations, Volume 2, Part A, Chapter 5, John Veltri, S.J.

"The Principle and Foundation"

"The Principle and Foundation" paraphrased by David Fleming, S.J.

"The Principle and Foundation and Images of God" - Philip Sheldrake

"The Principle and Foundation," Chapts 2-4, Putting on the Heart of Christ, by Gerald M. Fagin, SJ

Write your own Principle and ...

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Week of Prayer 4 - God's Invitation to Greater Freedom

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on November 4, 2020 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Week of Prayer 4 - God's Invitation to Greater Freedom

 

Orientations, Volume 2, Part A, Chapter 4, John Veltri, S.J.

"St. Ignatius on Psychological and Spiritual Wholeness"

"Prayer That Works"

"Images of God Sources in Scripture"

"False Images of God and Self"

Repetition

Repetition, "The Ignatian Adventure," O'Brien, p61

 

Respond to any one or two of the following questions. ...

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Week of Prayer 3 - The Intimacy of Prayer

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on October 26, 2020 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (2)

Week of Prayer 3 - The Intimacy of Prayer

 

 Orientations, Volume 2, Part A, Chapter 3, John Veltri, S.J.

 "Principles of Spiritual Direction" - Robert Moreau

 "Characteristics of Good Spiritual Direction"

 "Qualities of a Good Spiritual Companion"

 "Helpful Tips When Companioning With Your Retreatant"

 "Where Do We Experience God?", A Friendship Like No ...

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Week of Prayer 2 - God's Ongoing Creation

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on October 19, 2020 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (4)

Week of Prayer 2 - God's Ongoing Creation

 

List of Resources

 

Orientations, Volume 2, Part A, Chapter 2, John Veltri, S.J.

"Listening with the Heart"

"Loving Well, Listening Well"

"Listening," Morton T. Kelsey

"I Know You Are Listening to Me When"

"Reflection On Ann...

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Week of Prayer 1 - God's Unconditional Love for Me

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on October 9, 2020 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (4)

Week of Prayer 1 - God's Unconditional Love for Me

The material for reflection this week revolves around establishing a relationship of safety and trust between the beginning retreatant and prayer companion. It also touches on the attitudes and dispositions that are to be fostered as one begins this adventure in prayer and growing relationship with God. The materials to read are:

• Orientations, Volume 2, Part A, Chapter 1, John Veltri, S....

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Week of Prayer 0 - Introduction

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on June 19, 2020 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (8)

Week of Prayer 0 - Introduction


Summer Reading Assignment: "God's Unconditional Love: Healing Our Shame" by Wilkie Au and Noreen Cannon Au


Respond to any one or two of the following questions. Post your reflections for the other interns to consider and comment on. Comments (that is, replies to a posting, are to be limited to "affirming," "clarifying," or "mirroring" statements. And, as usual, they are to b...

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