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 Post subject: How to be a good Catholic at 86.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:51 am 
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I am struggling. I can still walk, but not too well. I can still go to church on Sundays. During the week I follow the Mass readings (Living Space) and meditate/contemplate. I have a feeling I am not doing enough. Has anyone got any suggestion?

Thomas Merton's Prayer

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.

Nor do I really know myself,
And the fact that I think that I am following your will
does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you
does in fact please you.

And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this
You will lead me by the right road
Though I may know nothing about it.

Therefore I will trust you always.
Though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
And you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

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"The real aim of all spiritual growth is to become your true self." (Thomas Merton)


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 Post subject: Re: How to be a good Catholic at 86.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:55 pm 
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Pray more. Course, I need to pray more at 50 :)

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 Post subject: Re: How to be a good Catholic at 86.
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we all need to pray more... and spend more time with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament...while we pray more

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 Post subject: Re: How to be a good Catholic at 86.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:44 pm 
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Liturgy of the hours?


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 Post subject: Re: How to be a good Catholic at 86.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:54 am 
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Can you say the Rosary with meditations on mysteries?

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