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Discernment Sundays – Chat Room

Dealing with Sorrow

The “sorrow of the world” disturbs the heart​     Sign up: Living Jesus Chat — Membership   We continue our series with Part IV, Chapter 12, “Sadness and Sorrow,“ from An Introduction to the Devout Life. Here Saint Francis encourages us through those dark, depressing times. Saint Paul says that “godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not […]

Chatting about: Anxiety

Sister Susan Marie (Moderator): What does St. Francis say is the danger when a soul becomes disturbed and anxious? What does it mean when the author says that your soul should be “in your hand”? When have you felt that your soul was in your hand? When have you felt that your soul was not […]

Chatting about: Encouragement despite Temptations

Jul 20, 9:22 AM Sister Susan Marie (Moderator): What do you make of the distinction between temptation and its delectation? Why does Saint Francis distinguish between temptation itself and the enjoyment of temptation? Most often we hear that avoiding the smaller temptations we face prepares us and strengthens us to avoid the big temptations when […]