Here is the next talk for the spiritual exercises
I will entering into my own personal spiritual exercises on Tuesday night through Sunday.
This meditation is picturing the spiritual warfare we are all part of. How much you are given into Satan and placing your thoughts and actions under his reign or how much you are holding these capture to Jesus Christ?
Fr. Joe LoJacono
This talk is a conference based on the writings of St. Ignatius. I speak about discernment of spirits, which could be human (in sense of attitudes) or angels and demons. Here is the talk Discernment of spirits for the advanced
This is for the person who has been practicing mental prayer and avoiding grave mortal sins, such as murder, adultery, fornication, occult activities, apostasy, violence, drug addiction, extreme prejudice, total disregard for workers, abortion to name a few. Such sins need to be confessed.
Again you may take these at your own pace. You may listen to one talk then reflect on it for 30 minutes to an hour. You can do this every week or every two weeks, or twice a week, depending on your pace.
Since this is a homily, it may be just a short talk in between your meditations that you consider.
This was the homily from the Mass I offered for the prayer vigil prayer for peace and Mercy Friday September 23rd and 24th at 3AM. We prayed to overcome the work of the evil one, during the hour he chose at 3am in contrast to the hour of mercy 3PM. May Jesus Christ’s mercy triumph in all of us.
Here is the homily: Signs of the times, spiritual warfare, 3AM Mass
As you enter into these meditations try to picture the place, use your imagination to picture the place, the feel, the smells, what you hear and speak to the characters if it helps. Part of the meditation is to give your whole person to interacting with Jesus Christ.
Here is an important meditation on calling Christ to be the King of your life through sacrifice, difficulties and trials.
This meditation should be done after the one on Death and Judgment to really understand the depth of the Mercy of God.
If you are doing these on your own, I might suggest you do one or two a week and meditate on it for a while.
Here is the talk Meditation on Death and Judgment
Here is the sixth talk in the Spiritual Exercises. It is on Death and Judgment. Note this is one a series of talks. Later I will have one on the mercy of God. It is important not to anticipate. One needs to give all of their emotion, including fears over to the Lordship of Jesus.
Meditation on the judgment of God is part of this giving everything to the Lordship of Jesus.