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Just as I was preparing this reflection on ‘Covid, Lent and Spiritual Battle’, I received an email with the following quotation from The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis: “My Dear Wormwood, Plagues are a most effective weapon given to us by our father below. Normally, Christians are quite comfortable in receiving the dreaded sacraments and gathering in their prayers and other heinous Arts. But if you can stir up a hysteria by means of a plague so that they cut themselves off from our enemy’s gifts to them, the torment of isolation will drive them to despair and season them quite deliciously much to our delight.Get them to forget about their usual practices of prayer, fasting and alms giving and encourage them to become gluttons, slanderers, and lose all regard for their neighbor thinking only about themselves and their immediate needs. Storing up treasures which we can send moth and rust to destroy further sweetening their torment.If you can, help them to redefine their usual words like “church” and “fellowship” and “ministry” so that they feel comfortable cutting themselves off from our enemy’s care and they can be tempted all the more. Yes, Wormwood, a plague is a tried and true method of taking their eyes off our enemy and getting them to worship their own bodies. A most desirable position for we tempters. Never let a good crisis go to waste!Your Affectionate Uncle, Screwtape” Thank you for that incredible insight Mr. Lewis! Let me be quite clear that I am not typically one to ‘see the devil behind every bush.’ However, anyone with a modicum of spiritual attentiveness and awareness can see how the Evil One can ride the wave of Covid. He is, after all, an opportunist of the most capable kind. The present Covid-inspired crisis is more…Read More
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The Prayer of the Church
Those of you whom have been participating in our retreats over the past few years know that we have incorporated the Liturgy of the Hours into specific prayer times. A few people have expressed surprise when I said that ‘after the Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours is the most important public prayer of the Church.’ Note the word public. In Church life and lingo, something is public when it is done in the name of and on behalf of the Church. It makes no difference if you pray the LOH alone, as your parish priest mostly does, or with…Read More
Light A Virtual Candle
We invite you to light a candle so we may offer our prayers for your intentions. Your request will be posted on our website. Let us keep in mind these words from Scripture, "the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." Christ is our light and together in this symbolic way may be "His light" of hope and remembrance for those we love.
Give us This Day
In the past Liturgical Press was able to offer samples of Give us This Day for our retreat center. They are currently offering us a digital format for the months of April and May through the following link.
Reflections from Within
Going to God in prayer repeatedly throughout the day is not just asking….”Prayer Is putting ourselves in the Hands of God, at His disposition and listening in the depths of our hearts”! He provides Wisdom, Understanding and Truth…shedding His abundant light into the darkness of our world. Spending time WITH Jesus provides the Peace and…Read More
Our dependence on God is directly related to our TRUST IN Him! As we face challenges and difficulties in life – Go to God first and foremost for Guidance, Wisdom and Perseverance! LEAN on Him -rather than striking out and going our “own way” ! Jesus tells us we must take up our cross and FOLLOW…Read More
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