Lent Day of Recollection: Exercise Your Desire to Desire God

Lent Day of Recollection: Exercise Your Desire to Desire God

2024-02-16T11:06:44-05:00 February 3rd, 2024|

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Saturday, February 17, 9:00am-12:30pm (Church and School Cafeteria)

9:00-10:15: Adoration (with confessions) and morning prayer (Church)

10:15-10:40: coffee/tea/snacks (Cafeteria)

10:40-11:40: Talk by Dr David Fagerberg (Cafeteria)

11:45: 12:00: Midday Prayer (Church)

12:00-12:30: Lunch (Cafeteria)

Catholic spiritual writers spoke often about desire. Often, it was necessary to guide people in overcoming wrong desires. But almost more often, it was to encourage people to strengthen their desire for God. De Lombez wrote, “God looks less at what I am than what I desire to be.” During Lent, we exercise spiritual muscles to better become what God wishes for us, and that begins with desiring to desire God. Dr. David Fagerberg will lead us in a reflection on the spiritual meaning and value of desire to help guide our Lenten practices.

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Dr. Fagerberg is professor emeritus of theology at the University of Notre Dame. He has taught and written extensively in the area of liturgical studies, applying this to dogmatics and mysticism. In retirement, he continues to write and give talks on various theological topics. His recent publications include Liturgical Dogmatics (2021), Liturgical Mysticism (2020) and other articles. His book on desire is forthcoming- a part of which he has graciously agreed to share with us.