This is the fourth week of the Lenten Retreat in Daily Living I’m giving at UST and at St. Hubert’s. During this past week, the prayer material focused on Week 2 of the Spiritual Exercises, which is all about seeking the grace to know, love and follow Jesus more closely. (Prayer this week continues with the same theme.) During our group meeting this week, which began (as each of our weekly sessions do) with a period during which the participants engage in small group sharing of their prayer experience during the prior week, I gave a brief talk about spiritual consolation and spiritual desolation. Near the end of the talk, I also speak a little about the prayer material for the upcoming week.