This week was the third gathering of those participating in the Lent Retreat in Daily Living I’m offering both at St. Hubert and at the University of St. Thomas. As we do each week, the participants started by spending time in small groups, sharing something of their prayer experiences from this past week, which focused on sin – the sin of the world and their individual patterns of sinfulness.
We turn this week to Week 2 of the Spiritual Exercises and a focus on getting to know Jesus so that we desire to follow him more deeply. During my talk, I spoke about religious experience, and how we distinguish the voice of God in our prayer from that which does not come from God. I also spoke a bit about the Kingdom Exercise, which moves us from Week 1 to Week 2 of the Exercises. In the course of the talk, I went through the prayer material for the upcoming week.
If you are just joining us now, check the podcast page for links to my talks and the prayer material for the first two weeks of the retreat. You can join with us in prayer at any time. If you do, feel free to contact me with any questions either as a comment here or via e-mail.
You can find the recording of the talk I gave this week at St. Thomas here . (The podcast runs for 19:32.) You can find here a copy of the prayer material for the third week of the retreat, as well as a couple of other handouts I distributed (which I refer to during the talk).