Weekly Message from our Pastor – 8/18/2019

Dear Parishioners, Last week, I left off with the meditation on the “Two Flags”. If at the end the profound decision is made to follow Christ, to serve under his flag, then one begins the third week of exercises contemplating the life of Christ as presented in the Gospels. Especially,...

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Weekly Message from our Pastor – 8/11/2019

Dear Parishioners, Last week, I left off with St. Ignatius in Manresa. There he discerned his vocation to the priesthood and wrote down his experiences in prayer and discernment that would become known as “The Spiritual Exercises”. These begin with the idea of “First Principle and Foundation” in which St....

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Weekly Message from our Pastor – 8/4/2019

Dear Parishioners, After teaching himself to limp really well, St. Ignatius went on a pilgrimage by foot to Catalonia, Spain, and the Shrine of Santa Maria of Montserrat. There he asked for Mary’s intercession for himself and the discernment of his future. He felt called to solitude and prayer and...

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Message from our Pastor – 7/28/2019

Dear Parishioners, As promised, we will begin to look at the Ignatian Spirituality; or we could call it, the way St. Ignatius taught his brother Jesuits to pray. Some background here is important. St. Ignatius was born at the time of the Protestant revolt within the Church. Being a Spaniard,...

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Message from our Pastor – 6/30/2019

Dear Parishioners, Last week, we left off starting our Carmelite style meditation. We had put ourselves into the presence of God and put forth some petitions/prayer intentions or what are traditionally called colloquies. So now we begin a conversation with God concerning our points. We are seeking three things as...

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