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    Blessed Margaret of Castello Chapter

    Sunday March 20, 2005

    St. John’s Cathedral, Boise, Idaho

    Monthly Meeting


    11:30 a.m.                  Holy Mass, St. John’s Cathedral, Boise, Idaho.

    1:00 p.m.                   Rosary in Chapel, downstairs at St. John’s Cathedral, Boise.

    1:20 - 2:00 p.m.        Dominican Litany (Pray for our Bishop)

    1:30  - 2:15 p.m.        Gathering and Potluck (At the Parish Center (downstairs).

    2:30 p.m.                   Meeting Assembly


                Agenda for Meeting:

                Subject:  Prayer:  In today’s meeting, we will discuss prayer, what it is, and why it is so good for the soul.  The Vatican has recently installed exorcists because of the problems with youth and apparent demonic activity in Italy.  One of the key things that Christ did in His public life before His death on the Cross was to heal people from the effects of demons.  It is a timely subject as the world needs Christ’s help, and we need to learn about this aspect of Christ’s mission.  With great care and deliberation, and with respect due, we will discuss this topic as oen of the subjects of prayer.

    I.                   Prayer.

    II.                Aquinas (“My Way of Life”):  Gayle Boyer, OPL, on the nature, characteristics of Angels, from a Thomistic approach. 

    III.             Book Review:  An Exorcist Tells His Story, by Fr. Gabrielle Damorth.   Leslie Fitzpatrick, OPL will give a run down of this book, the importance of this subject, and prayer.   Handout: St. Leo XII Prayer.

    V.                 Meeting:  Both First Year and Professed meet together.

    A.     Subject: Personal Prayer  (Please read the following before the meeting.  The Lives of the Saints readings cited below will be forwarded to professed and first year members by Mail).

    a.      First Year Formation Book: Pillar of Prayer: pp. 1-15.

    b.      Scripture:  Ecclesiasticus 51:14-17, 35:21; Matthew 6:6-8; Luke 11: 5-8, 18: 1-8; James 1: 6-7, James 4:3; Revelations 8:3,4; 1 John 5:14,15.  (The Bible is full of references to prayer.  Additional references about prayer will be brought up at the meeting.

    c.       Catechism: 2598 -  2751

    d.      The Lives of the Saints, Vol. I, p. 87, 385; Vol. II, p. 58; Vol. IV, p. 138.

    B.     Presentations on Prayer

    VI.              Colloquy.   What is prayer? What effect has prayer upon our lives?  Our souls?  Can we come to know the truth better?  What does the Scriptures say about prayer?  What does Tradition say?  What does the world say? Is meditation prayer?  What is centering prayer?  

    VII.           Closing Prayer.

    To Praise * to Bless * to Preach

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