Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Prayerful Silence

Lectio Divina

Same as yesterday, with a slightly different translation:

"What is there about his word?"

Luke 4:36


Continuing all the readings as noted below.


This morning: final lesson for now on discernment, with a focus on the methods of discernment pioneered by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, and Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan movement. Had a meeting with my formation advisor this afternoon, our regular check-in about the condition of my body, soul, and spirit. Wrote several letters to dear friends and partners in ministry back home. This being our day for hermitage time, I maintained prayerful silence throughout the day until the evening meal. A fast from food and from conversation except for common prayer and the formation advisor meeting. A good practice today.

Prayers for Capuchin Fr. Francis Gasparik, the provincial minister of the Province of Saint Mary, my home province (New York/New England). He was hospitalized today while attending the proceedings of the general chapter of the Capuchin order, the assembly of the worldwide Capuchin family held every six years.


Maintaining mild to very warm weather. A little more cloudy today, but comfortable and quite agreeable.

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