Monthly Archives: October 2010

All Around the World

Hi Y’all, There’s two million things in my head I want to share and write you about, but I often fall short with expressing myself in words.  Do you ever have this trouble?  Or the little voice that reminds you, … Continue reading

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A Letter from Bro. Mark

Hi Everyone, This is Bro. Mark. I am the founder of the Hermits of St. Giles. I want to share with you a little of my life. When I was born I was diagnosed with a very rare disability/illness called … Continue reading

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Developing Our Relationship With God 12

This is the last of our series on Developing Our Relationship With God. Thank you for your kind comments during this series. You are appreciated. St. John of the Cross, a Doctor of the Church, calls these movements of God … Continue reading

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Developing Our Relationship With God 11

The Cultivation of the Heart: There is only a certain amount of self-emptying that the human person can do on his/her own. This self-emptying is called “Kenosis”. It is spoken about in Philippians ch.2 v. 7. Jesus emptied Himself of … Continue reading

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Developing Our Relationship With God 10

Meditation leads us into contemplative prayer. There is much to say about contemplative prayer because it encompasses different levels of intimacy with God. If we are truly and honestly seeking a deep life of prayer and intimacy with God and … Continue reading

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Developing Our Relationship With God 9

Meditation aims toward purity of heart which is an unconditional and total humble surrender to God, a total acceptance of ourselves and of our situation in life that is willed by Him. By meditation, we begin to penetrate the inmost … Continue reading

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Developing Our Relationship With God 8

Meditatio (Meditation) in a sense is a preparation in which we begin to recollect ourselves, our thoughts, our heart upon the Lord God through the Person of Jesus Christ. We settle ourselves down from our days activity, pull ourselves away, … Continue reading

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