How to Make a Potential Spiritual Journey?

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LausTibiChriste

Quote from: diaduit on May 11, 2024, 12:18:18 PM
Quote from: LausTibiChriste on May 10, 2024, 10:20:24 AM
Quote from: Maximilian on May 10, 2024, 08:36:27 AMI have taken an old cell phone that is no longer in use and repurposed it to be just an alarm clock. Then I set it to ring at the times of the Angelus.
6:00 AM
12:00 Noon
6:00 PM

Originally it was set for only Noon and 6:00 PM, but the morning Angelus at 6:00 AM was added according to the suggestion of Fr. Ripperger to pray the 6:00 AM Angelus for the elimination of demonic influence.

Previously I just had some nice music as a ring tone, but recently I downloaded free ring tones of church bells and used those as the alarm sounds so that it's more like the authentic Angelus bells.

Without this alarm going off 3 times a day, I am 100% certain that I would rarely remember to pray the Angelus.



Exactly what I do, including because Fr Ripperger said so lol.

I also included Lauds at 6am and Vespers at 6pm, and the Auxilium Christianorum prayers (6, 12, 6) as per his suggestion. Works wonders.

Should it really be the head of the house who dose the Auxilium Christianorum prayers, I have the book?  I remember Fr R saying before that devils are rigorist when it comes to order and if you mess with order you can make things worse for yourself.

Father was referring to binding prayers. Since you're commanding demons to do something (ie. piss off) you need the authority to do so...if you start binding demons you have no business binding, then they will take advantage of that.

This does not apply for AC prayers - they are prayers any faithful can do. But he strongly recommends consulting your spiritual director before undertaking them. Since they are so powerful, if you slack, the demons will go to town.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son Of God, Have Mercy On Me A Sinner

Michael Wilson

This book by Fr. Paul O'Sullivan O.P. "An Easy Way to become a Saint"; it's not very long, only about 100 pages or so. I don't think there is anyone who can not profit from reading this book and taking the spiritual advice Fr. Gives.

Here is what one of the reviewers on amazon said about this book:

QuoteThis book is a must read for anybody and everyone especially for Catholics. I ordered this book after going through the ebook as I was really inspired by it. We do not realize that the countless good regular actions of a day at work or for family can so easily bring us immense rewards are utterly lost until we gain knowledge by reading this book. Don't look at the price of this book when it can get you infallible means of reaching a high degree of Sancticity and by even cutting short our days in purgatory. Just buy it , read it , gain knowledge and apply it in your daily routine. You'll see your life taking a beautiful turn ..leading to true joy , consolation and strength .
If you don't read this book ( be it any source whether ebook or even from TAN books ) or loose opportunity to apply what is written by Paul Sullivan , trust me you're loosing big deal !!!
"The World Must Conform to Our Lord and not He to it." Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP

"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers

Bonaventure

It's a great book. Also "How to be happy, how to be holy"

KreKre

Quote from: Michael Wilson on May 12, 2024, 10:05:53 AMFr. Paul O'Sullivan O.P. "An Easy Way to become a Saint"
Thanks for the recommendation, I'm reading it at the very moment, it's lovely!
Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat!

Severinus

Books have been recommended but more generally speaking good spiritual reading is valuable for raising one's thoughts from the mundane, and inspiring devotion and prayer.

Walking outside and wondering at creation is good too.

Hannelore

Quote from: Severinus on May 16, 2024, 06:56:33 AMBooks have been recommended but more generally speaking good spiritual reading is valuable for raising one's thoughts from the mundane, and inspiring devotion and prayer.

Walking outside and wondering at creation is good too.
St. Teresa recommended both of these things. :)
My Lord and my God.

james03

Spiritual Retreats:

You could try a pilgrimage.  Three Hearts Pilgrimage will be in October.  Very well attended.

https://www.threeheartspilgrimage.org/
"But he that doth not believe, is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God (Jn 3:18)."

"All sorrow leads to the foot of the Cross.  Weep for your sins."

"Although He should kill me, I will trust in Him"

drummerboy

Quote from: james03 on May 16, 2024, 08:06:28 AMSpiritual Retreats:

You could try a pilgrimage.  Three Hearts Pilgrimage will be in October.  Very well attended.

https://www.threeheartspilgrimage.org/

 The wife and myself have a retreat scheduled in a few months with the Byzantine monks at Holy Resurrection in St. Nazianz, WI.  And to think I grew up in the area and never visited, now I'm fixing my mistake. 
"My hope is the Father, my refuge is the Son, my protection is the Holy Spirit.  Holy Trinity, glory to You." 
"All my hope I place in you, O Mother of God; keep me under your protection."

LausTibiChriste

Quote from: drummerboy on May 19, 2024, 12:51:51 AM
Quote from: james03 on May 16, 2024, 08:06:28 AMSpiritual Retreats:

You could try a pilgrimage.  Three Hearts Pilgrimage will be in October.  Very well attended.

https://www.threeheartspilgrimage.org/

 The wife and myself have a retreat scheduled in a few months with the Byzantine monks at Holy Resurrection in St. Nazianz, WI.  And to think I grew up in the area and never visited, now I'm fixing my mistake. 


Let us know how it goes, sounds awesome
Lord Jesus Christ, Son Of God, Have Mercy On Me A Sinner

Hannelore

I'd love to go on a retreat again. I haven't been on one since I was discerning monastic life.
My Lord and my God.

Bonaventure

Quote from: LausTibiChriste on May 19, 2024, 05:03:56 AM
Quote from: drummerboy on May 19, 2024, 12:51:51 AM
Quote from: james03 on May 16, 2024, 08:06:28 AMSpiritual Retreats:

You could try a pilgrimage.  Three Hearts Pilgrimage will be in October.  Very well attended.

https://www.threeheartspilgrimage.org/

 The wife and myself have a retreat scheduled in a few months with the Byzantine monks at Holy Resurrection in St. Nazianz, WI.  And to think I grew up in the area and never visited, now I'm fixing my mistake. 


Let us know how it goes, sounds awesome

Yes, we've always wanted to do a couples' retreat.

We had a 3 day-er set with the SSPX, then, pregnancy stopped that.

drummerboy

Quote from: Bonaventure on May 19, 2024, 09:28:50 AM
Quote from: LausTibiChriste on May 19, 2024, 05:03:56 AM
Quote from: drummerboy on May 19, 2024, 12:51:51 AM
Quote from: james03 on May 16, 2024, 08:06:28 AMSpiritual Retreats:

You could try a pilgrimage.  Three Hearts Pilgrimage will be in October.  Very well attended.

https://www.threeheartspilgrimage.org/

 The wife and myself have a retreat scheduled in a few months with the Byzantine monks at Holy Resurrection in St. Nazianz, WI.  And to think I grew up in the area and never visited, now I'm fixing my mistake. 


Let us know how it goes, sounds awesome

Yes, we've always wanted to do a couples' retreat.

We had a 3 day-er set with the SSPX, then, pregnancy stopped that.

Being childless does have some upsides, not that the downsides outweigh them. 

I'll let ya'll know how it goes.  I had to first reassure the wife that I was not going to switch to the Eastern Rite to eventually become a married priest  :-[   But I have always been intrigued by Byzantine spirituality, etc, plus I really need a retreat and some serious prayer and direction in my life, so "two birds with one stone" as they say.  Listening to that "Pints With Aquinas" guy talk about his time on retreat there really convinced me to go too.
"My hope is the Father, my refuge is the Son, my protection is the Holy Spirit.  Holy Trinity, glory to You." 
"All my hope I place in you, O Mother of God; keep me under your protection."

Michael Wilson

Spiritual retreats are great; even if the priest isn't the best speaker, the time one gets alone and in silence, really helps to re-focus one's spiritual life.
"The World Must Conform to Our Lord and not He to it." Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP

"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers

Bonaventure

Quote from: drummerboy on May 19, 2024, 04:01:39 PM
Quote from: Bonaventure on May 19, 2024, 09:28:50 AM
Quote from: LausTibiChriste on May 19, 2024, 05:03:56 AM
Quote from: drummerboy on May 19, 2024, 12:51:51 AM
Quote from: james03 on May 16, 2024, 08:06:28 AMSpiritual Retreats:

You could try a pilgrimage.  Three Hearts Pilgrimage will be in October.  Very well attended.

https://www.threeheartspilgrimage.org/

 The wife and myself have a retreat scheduled in a few months with the Byzantine monks at Holy Resurrection in St. Nazianz, WI.  And to think I grew up in the area and never visited, now I'm fixing my mistake. 


Let us know how it goes, sounds awesome

Yes, we've always wanted to do a couples' retreat.

We had a 3 day-er set with the SSPX, then, pregnancy stopped that.

Being childless does have some upsides, not that the downsides outweigh them.

I know...you two are always in our prayers.

QuoteI'll let ya'll know how it goes.  I had to first reassure the wife that I was not going to switch to the Eastern Rite to eventually become a married priest  :-[   But I have always been intrigued by Byzantine spirituality, etc, plus I really need a retreat and some serious prayer and direction in my life, so "two birds with one stone" as they say.  Listening to that "Pints With Aquinas" guy talk about his time on retreat there really convinced me to go too.

I pray that it be fulfilling and sublime for both of you.

Joseph_3

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