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Prayer by Karl Rahner – To be an ‘inward’ person

I must live out the daily drudge and the day that is yours as one reality. As I turn outward to the world, I must turn inward toward you, and possess you, the only One, in everything. But how does my daily drudge become the day that is yours? My God, only through you. Only through you can I be an ‘inward’ person.

13/04/2021 · Lascia un commento

Karl Rahner – The Mystical Way in Everyday Life

Karl Rahner’s thoughts on a theology of sleeping, which includes prayer, letting go, and dreaming.
We sleep away a good third of our lives. Hence, sleep belongs very much to our everyday life. Sleep is an act of trusting one’s deepest inner conviction, one’s own certainty, and the goodness of the human world.

25/03/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner

O Lord God, I don’t wonder that my prayers fall so short of you – even I myself often fail to pay the least attention to what I’m praying about. So often I consder my prayer as just a job I have to do, a duty to be performed.

23/03/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner

I should like to speak with you, my God, yet what else can I speak of but you?
Could anything exist unless present with you eternally, finding its true home and most intimate explanation
in your mind and heart?

21/03/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner – Prayer for hope

We ask you, God of grace and eternal life, to increase and strengthen hope in us. Give us this virtue of the strong, this power of the confident, this courage of the unshakable. Make us always have a longing for you, the infinite plenitude of being.

17/03/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner – Incarnation

O God, whenever I think of Your Infinity, I am racked with anxiety, wondering how You are disposed to me. You must adapt Your word to my smallness, so that it can enter into this tiny dwelling of my finiteness—the only dwelling in which I can live—without destroying it.

15/03/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner – God of My Vocation

Can people really recognize You in me? Or can they at least grasp the fact that You have sent me as the ambassador of Your truth, the bearer of Your mercy? When this question occurs to me, it seems that Your Gospel of joy and for my brethren is to me, the messenger, only a crushing burden.

13/03/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner – Hallowing of My Acts

You breathe on my attempts to be a person of kindness.
You touch my soiled efforts to reach out in forgiveness.
You hold carefully my desire to offer comfort and care.

11/03/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner – Home­com­ing to You

Before You, all mul­ti­plic­i­ty becomes one; in You, all that has been scat­tered is reunit­ed; in Your Love all that has been mere­ly exter­nal is made again true and gen­uine.

09/03/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner – Both every­day and Your day

I must learn to have both ​“every­day” and Your day in the same exer­cise. In devot­ing myself to the works of the world, I must learn to give myself to You, to pos­sess You, the One and Only Thing, in every­thing. But how? Only through You, O God.

06/03/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner – God comes to us continually

God comes to us con­tin­u­al­ly, both direct­ly and indi­rect­ly. He demands of us both work and plea­sure, and wills that each should not be hin­dered, but rather strength­ened, by the oth­er. Thus the inte­ri­or man pos­sess­es his life in both these ways, in activ­i­ty and in rest

05/03/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner – Find­ing You in everything

If You have giv­en me no sin­gle place to which I can flee and be sure of find­ing You, if any­thing I do can mean the loss of You, then I must be able to find You in every place, in each and every thing I do. Oth­er­wise I couldn’t find You at all, and this can­not be since I can’t pos­si­bly exist with­out You.

03/03/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner – Plea­sures and disappointments

Is a tired and dis­il­lu­sioned heart any clos­er to You than a young and hap­py one? Where can we ever hope to find You, if nei­ther our sim­ple joys nor ordi­nary sor­rows suc­ceed in reveal­ing You to us?

01/03/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner – The Path to You

I now see clear­ly that, if there is any path at all on which I can approach You, it must lead through the very mid­dle of my ordi­nary dai­ly life. If I should try to flee to You by any oth­er way, I’d actu­al­ly be leav­ing myself behind, and that, aside from being quite impos­si­ble, would accom­plish noth­ing at all.

27/02/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner – What would lift me?

Even if I should try to escape from my rou­tine by becom­ing a Carthu­sian, so that I’d have noth­ing more to do but spend my days in silent ado­ra­tion of Your holy pres­ence, would that solve my prob­lem? Would that real­ly lift me out of my rut?

25/02/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner – Escap­ing from my exile

How can I turn myself toward the one thing nec­es­sary, toward You? How can I escape from the prison of this rou­tine? Haven’t You Your­self com­mit­ted me to it? And didn’t I find myself already in exile, from the very first moment I began to real­ize that my true life must be direct­ed toward You?

23/02/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner – What final yield?

And what will I myself be at that hour, when I am only myself and noth­ing else? But when the heavy weight of death one day press­es down upon my life and squeezes the true and last­ing con­tent out of all those many days and long years, what will be the final yield?

21/02/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner – The ware­house of my soul

My soul has become a huge ware­house where day after day the trucks unload their crates with­out any plan or dis­crim­i­na­tion, to be piled hel­terskel­ter in every avail­able cor­ner and cran­ny, until it is crammed full from top to bot­tom with the trite, the com­mon­place, the insignif­i­cant, the routine.

19/02/2021 · Lascia un commento

LENT with Gregory of Narek (3)

Prayer 2 – Speaking with God from the Depths of the Heart.
Will you, I wonder:
Forget to be charitable, my expectation?
Neglect to be compassionate, caring Lord?
Regret your charity toward humankind, constant Lord?

19/02/2021 · Lascia un commento

LENT with Gregory of Narek (2)

Prayer 2 – Speaking with God from the Depths of the Heart.
Grant me life, compassionate Lord.
Hear me, merciful Lord.
Be charitable to me, forgiving Lord.
Save me, long-suffering Lord.
Protect me, defender Lord.
Be generous, all-giving Lord.
Free me, all-powerful Lord.
Revive me, restoring Lord.
Raise me again, awe-inspiring Lord.
Enlighten me, heavenly Lord.
Cure me, omnipotent Lord.
Grant pardon, inscrutable Lord.
Bestow gifts, bountiful Lord.
Adorn me with grace, generous Lord.
Let us be reconciled, healing Lord.
Be accepting, unvengeful Lord.

18/02/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer by Karl Rahner – God of my dai­ly routine

When it stands before You and Your infal­li­ble Truth­ful­ness, doesn’t my soul look just like a mar­ket place where the sec­ond-hand deal­ers from all comers of the globe have assem­bled to sell the shab­by rich­es of this world? Isn’t it just like a noisy bazaar, where I and the rest of mankind dis­play our cheap trin­kets to the rest­less, milling crowds?

17/02/2021 · Lascia un commento

Prayer as Seeking God’s Guidance

In Scripture, we see many examples of people who seek out God’s guidance in prayer, especially so when they are alone and afraid as they stand before some major upheaval or impending suffering in their lives.

29/09/2019 · Lascia un commento

A Crisis of Imagination

Imagine yourself lying in bed some night having just had a very good time of prayer. You are flooded with strong, clear feelings and images about God. On that particular evening you have no faith doubts – you can feel the existence of God.

24/09/2019 · Lascia un commento

Affective Prayer

“You must try to pray so that, in your prayer, you open yourself in such a way that sometime – perhaps not today, but sometime – you are able to hear God say to you: ‘I love you!’…

08/09/2019 · Lascia un commento

OGF 10/2018 “The omnipotence of prayer is our strength”

Unique, amazing, overwhelming. And let’s admit it straight away: off-the-pegs clothes didn’t suit him. Pointless to get involved in cutting and sewing… he’d have suffocated in them. He was as he was. That’s how he was made. Every size was too tight on him. And there was nothing to do if the pattern didn’t fit.

04/10/2018 · Lascia un commento

Book of Exodus (2) Enriching Cries

The first prayer that we find in the Bible is a cry, a cry that rises into the sky by an oppressed people. To have an experience of liberation one must first feel the need to be liberated, and then cry, believing or hoping that there, or up there, is someone to pick up the cry

23/02/2018

Google takes you to the mosque!

Need prayer? Google takes you to the nearest mosque! Need prayer in Rome? No problem! Google takes you to the nearest mosque or Muslim Center straight way! Try it! Google … Continua a leggere

17/05/2015 · Lascia un commento

Fr. Cantalamessa, Lent Homilies 2014

Father Cantalamessa’s  5th Lent Homily 2014 St. Gregory the Great: The Spiritual Understanding of the Scriptures In our attempt to place ourselves under the teaching of the Fathers to give a … Continua a leggere

11/04/2014 · Lascia un commento

OGF 9/2013 – Interview with Pope

OGF 9/2013 – Interview with Pope Francis (extracts) I have a dogmatic certainty: God is in every person’s life Interview with Pope Francis Extracts fom the interview with Pope Francis … Continua a leggere

27/09/2013 · Lascia un commento

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COMBONIANUM

Combonianum è stato una pubblicazione interna di condivisione sul carisma di Comboni. Assegnando questo nome al blog, ho voluto far rivivere questo titolo, ricco di storia e patrimonio carismatico.
Il sottotitolo Spiritualità e Missione vuole precisare l’obiettivo del blog: promuovere una spiritualità missionaria.

Combonianum was an internal publication of sharing on Comboni’s charism. By assigning this name to the blog, I wanted to revive this title, rich in history and charismatic heritage.
The subtitle
Spirituality and Mission wants to specify the goal of the blog: to promote a missionary spirituality.

Sono un comboniano affetto da Sla. Ho aperto e continuo a curare questo blog (tramite il puntatore oculare), animato dal desiderio di rimanere in contatto con la vita del mondo e della Chiesa, e di proseguire così il mio piccolo servizio alla missione.
I miei interessi: tematiche missionarie, spiritualità (ho lavorato nella formazione) e temi biblici (ho fatto teologia biblica alla PUG di Roma)

I am a Comboni missionary with ALS. I opened and continue to curate this blog (through the eye pointer), animated by the desire to stay in touch with the life of the world and of the Church, and thus continue my small service to the mission.
My interests: missionary themes, spirituality (I was in charge of formation) and biblical themes (I studied biblical theology at the PUG in Rome)

Manuel João Pereira Correia combonianum@gmail.com

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