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Spiritual Exercises – Week 4


The Seven Capital Sins are the topics for meditation during the Spiritual Exercises – Week 4. The capital sins are character defects that often lead to mortal sin so study of them and flushing them out helps us become more peaceful and loving people. Greed The first meditation, on Greed, was very striking. Not only materialism but spiritual greed. Am…

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Spiritual Exercises – Week 2, 3


Long overdue reflections on my experience of the Spiritual Exercises – Week 2 and 3: Sin and its consequences. These two weeks were difficult, meditating and contemplating on the subject of sin and its consequences. And it looks like another difficult week might be coming up. Fr. Broom went over the sins of David – lust, and violence. How its…

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Spiritual Exercises – Week 1


This week has been an eternity and yet it has flown by. Getting up at 4 a.m. to do my holy hour has been both horrible and wonderful. Horrible – need I say why? Wonderful – I feel awe at the insights I receive in practicing the exercises. As I discover a new order for the disorder that is my…

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