We are drawing to a close of our Lenten efforts. I suggest that we keep the spirit of lent, to examine ourselves and give up the things that keep us from being closer to God by doing the following.
Pray the Anima Christi, especially during the Triduum , as we reflect on Jesus and His Passion.
Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O Good Jesus, hear me. Within your wounds hide me. Permit me not to be separated from you. From the wicked foe, defend me. At the hour of my death, call me
and bid me come to you That with your saints I may praise you For ever and ever. Amen.
Develop a ritual of prayer that follows EXAMEN that follows the Ignatian spirituality.
Become aware of God’s presence. See Him in your daily activities.
Review the day with gratitude. Be joy filled that He is there with you.
Pay attention to your emotions. Know what is you and what is Him.
Choose one feature of the day and pray from it. Pray specifically.
Look toward tomorrow. How you will witness to God with joy and gratitude.
Have a great Triduum.
Fr. Mike Moran, SMA