The Vacant Chair was written for my Great/Great Uncle who died, in Virginia, at the 1st Battle of Bull Run. Family oral and written history. We had his Civil War sword, in the family, until someone stole it.
I love the Pope! His personal touch to the little ones and to the disabled is so sweet.
I add my prayers, to the Pope’s, for the children of the Philippines, and Syria who were killed, and for their grieving loved ones.
“May the Souls of All the Faithful Departed via the Mercy of GOD, rest in peace. Amen.”
I had no idea how bad it was, in The Phillipines.
The only news station I get on my television set is MSNBC. I never watch MSNBC, for my news. It is just lies and Trashy Obama Propaganda. It is not news. It is a near occasion of sin.
And, I’ve been so busy, that I never “fact checked ” some of my followers . I have grown accustomed not to believe the main stream media, but I better be just as discerning, of Avant-guarde News.
Once again , “Mea Culpa.”
The “Prayer of Examen” is a traditional way to encounter the Lord Jesus in the everyday circumstances of life. More than just a means to look for moral failures throughout our day, this prayer helps us to grow in awareness of God’s action, to notice our responses to his movements and to be- come aware of the subtle deceptions of the Evil One, who seeks to lead us away from God.
While the prayer of examen includes our shortcomings, its emphasis is upon a wider scope of the spiritual move- ments within the soul. These movements–often indicated by our thoughts and affections which then may lead to action– are the first focus.
As we grow to understand these interior workings of our soul, the spiritual forces that influence us and our own internal responses, we are then able to act in the ways appropriate to those redeemed by the Lord Jesus Christ and grow in the greater freedom of the children of God.
Above article is from: PDF of “The Prayer of Examin.” by FSUCatholic.org
Watching “Finding GOD” on EWTN.