Tag Archives: Humility

On the Arrest of Our Lord in the Garden

 A Lenten Reflection for Saturday after the First Sunday in Lent from Holy Cross Publications PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION. My God, I firmly believe that Thou art here present. I acknowledge that on account of my many sins I am utterly … Continue reading

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Spiritual Consolation and Desolation

For St Ignatius, spiritual consolation and desolation are major elements of the experience of spiritual life and the discernment of God’s will therein.  From the Spiritual Exercises: “I call it consolation when an interior movement is aroused in the soul, … Continue reading

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“Who’s there? – A poor Sinner”: Habsburger Funeral Ritual

(Note: thanks to Cecilia for the suggestion and the video link) “Meménto, homo, quia pulvis es, et in púlverem revertéris” (Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return). This verse used on Ash Wednesday while ashes are … Continue reading

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