EXAMEN – PARTICULAR: Regular prayerful examination of one’s conscience by concentrating on some one particular moral failing to be overcome or virtue to be exercised.
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
DETACHMENT: In asceticism the withholding of undue affection for creatures for the sake of the Creator. When mortal sin is involved, detachment is imperative for
APPETITES – DISORDERED: Inordinate and willful desires of created things or circumstances not rightly ordered to moral or spiritual good that impede union with God
ASCETICAL THEOLOGY: The science of the saints based on a study of their lives. It is aimed to make people holy by explaining what sanctity
ATTACHMENT: An emotional dependence, either of one person on another, or of a person on some real or illusory object. Attachments play an important role
ARIDITY: Aridity is the state of a soul devoid of sensible consolation, which makes it very difficult to pray. It may be caused by something