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Catholic Spiritual Direction

Loving Attention to God

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Presence of God – O Lord, let Your presence be the light and strength of my soul, the aid and support of my prayer. MEDITATION If God invites the soul, by means of aridity, to a more simple and more profound form of prayer, it would be absurd to try to compel it to continue in meditation, which, moreover, it can no longer make. On the contrary, the soul ought to be encouraged to give up this form of prayer without scruple, and... Read More

Intention – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

November 9, 2013 by  
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INTENTION: An act of the will tending effectively to some good, proposed by the mind as desirable and attainable. It differs from simply willing, which is the desire for an end without concern about the means. Intention means desiring not only some good but also the means of obtaining this good. In practical use, before some good or spiritual act we can offer up that act with an intention. For instance, this morning before I... Read More