E&W 3-10-13

Sacred Story

Encouragements & Wisdom: March 10, 2013


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E & W reflections are additional helps for your Sacred Story prayer journey. Reflect on them at the beginning of the week or outside of your fifteen-minute prayer windows.



We are stepping outside our lessons on Presence for these next few weeks as we pray for the Church during this time of transition. As the Church’s leadership in the Cardinals enters into their Conclave of discernment, we pray that the fire of the Holy Spirit impress upon them the world’s great need to “move forward” in Christ. We pray they will be inspired to choose from among their number a courageous, holy, shepherd willing to speak the Truth of God’s revealed Love in Christ, to the Church and the world. Pope Benedict XVI knew that progress only happens in Christ. We remember his words from Light of the World ( p. 158):

”If we want the world to move forward a little, the only criterion in terms of which this can happen is God, who enters into our lives as a real presence. The Eucharist is the place where men can receive the kind of formation from which new things can come into being. This is why the great figures who throughout history have really brought about revolutions for the good have been the saints, who, touched by Christ, have brought new impulses into the world.”


Pray that the Holy Spirit illuminate all your thoughts, words
and deeds so that you can personally encounter Christ in
Creation, Presence, Memory, Mercy and Eternity.


Glorify the LORD with me,
let us together extol his name.
I sought the LORD, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

(Psalm 34: 4-5)