Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter
• All the readings together
• Acts 18:1-8
• Psalm 98
• John 16:16-20
IF YOU WERE HERE THIS SUMMER FR. MARK'S HOMILY
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SUMMER 2014 DAY 4 AT IPF
Who is at IPF today:
• 169 seminarians for the 10-week Summer Program of Spiritual Formation
Today marks day #4 at the Institute for Priestly Formation 2014 summer programs. Today the seminarians have their third full day of class in their first course, "Christian Prayer and Virtue," a course designed to teach the men how to pray. Today the men unpacked the following quote from Pope Benedict XVI:
"In the words ‘I do,’ spoken at our priestly ordination, we made this fundamental renunciation of our desire to be independent, ‘self-made.’ But day by day this great ‘yes’ has to be lived out in the many little ‘yeses’ and small sacrifices. This ‘yes’ made up of tiny steps which together make up the great ‘yes’ can be lived out without bitterness and self-pity only if Christ is truly the center of our lives. If we enter into true closeness to him.”
— Pope Benedict XVI, 2009 Chrism Mass
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IF YOU WERE THIS SUMMER TODAY YOU WOULD PRAY WITH ...
Deuteronomy 30:15-20 and 2nd Samuel, chapter 11 ... ask God to strengthen your desire to choose Him, especially when you don't desire to choose Him.
PRAYER: PART 2 FR. SCOTT TRAYNOR
PRAYER: PART 3 FR. SCOTT TRAYNOR