Father’s Messages

Fr Stefan writes a thought on what makes a good priest I just read this….

Denver seminaries lead the charge with ‘rigorous’ screening process designed to form healthy priests. ‘Let me begin by saying I agree with all this. I agree 100 percent. That begin said I believe I would not have been accepted to the seminary today. I was ordained May 18 1996. In the recent past I was looking into going to a religious order. I was able to look into my personal file. I saw the notes from the seminary staff which read ‘Stefan is incapable of making friends’ I also knew when I first applied to the seminary I was denied because of a struggle with depression. Heck I would not have accepted me. One comedian said ‘I would never belong to a club that would have someone like me as a member. ‘ That being said would St Francis have been accepted today? Also many perfect seminarians and candidates end up leaving. Idea is this God sees the heart. Man see the appearance. There is no prefect candidate to the priesthood. The most important question is this when looking at a candidate for the seminary ‘Is this man called by God?’ I fear we will only look at the human wisdom and miss the Cure of Ars in our midst?

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From my dream last night was walking and saw a church

In my dream last night saw a beautiful church that had the body of Ignatius of Loyola. Went to the back chapel and there was a patch of dirt and his body was right underneath the dirt with no coffin. I prayed to him. Idea that the saints are seeds in the garden of God. And they are living seeds. And there prayers for us are organic and natural.

Thought that came to me at 405 am this Morning Mary Faith and emotions Fr Stefan further develops his theory

Thought that came to me 405 am this morning. Faith Mary and attachment theory

A thought that came to me while sleeping. Faith and attachment theory. (See attachment theory) this is something that must be done to development relationships and emotional bonding. Often happens in client therapist relationships. And often give rise to the danger of transference and counter transference. But while this is a danger when it is understood then it can be directed towards healing. So this is the point that came to me. Me Must allow ourselves to develop an emotional attachment to Mary. This is healthy and good. And purifies our emotional attachment to others to be good Holy. Lastly faith develop from emotional attachment to Mary Jesus . In fact according to the Fr Stefan theory there must be first an emotional attachment to Mary for faith to develop. Also faith which flows from this is a way of thinking. Faith is a way of thinking that flows and develops from our emotional attachment to Mary and Jesus.(Fr Stefan Refines his theory)Theory is that before living faith can begin there has to be the emotional attachments first. This emphasis Grace. Mary takes first step. And grace perfecting nature. It is also true because Faith is supernatural the relationship to be perfected has to beyond this emotional attachment. Because as St John of Cross says only Faith is the proximate union with God. Emotions are natural. Faith is supernatural. But faith in Mary Jesus begins with an emotional attachment without which their is no living faith to go. Or as St Thomas might say faith goes from potency to Act. Because Faith in Mary and Jesus mirror the natural order. In the natural order emotion attachment has to come before a relationship. So in our relationship with Mary Jesus the emotional attachment has to come first than A living attachment to Mary Jesus. But as the author hence me stated above ‘it is also because Faith is supernatural the relationship to be perfected. Faith has to go beyond without destroying this emotional attachment. St Thomas Grace perfect nature. Ask Mary Jesus to give you this grace. We can’t force Mary and Jesus . All is grace . But because she is a mother she will give us this grace if we but ask. In all things to Jesus through Mary. Theory is that before living faith can begin there has to be the emotional attachments first. This emphasis Grace. Mary takes first step. And grace perfecting nature. It is also true because Faith is supernatural the relationship to be perfected has to beyond this emotional attachment. Because as St John of Cross says only Faith is the proximate union with God. Emotions are natural. Faith is supernatural. But faith in Mary Jesus begins with an emotional attachment without which their is no living faith to go. Or as St Thomas might say faith goes from potency to Act. So we are called to act like St Therese who when she was a young girl put flowers at Mary Feet.

Thought that came to me 405 am this morning. Faith Mary and attachment theory

A thought that came to me while sleeping. Faith and attachment theory. (See attachment theory) this is something that must be done to development relationships and emotional bonding. Often happens in client therapist relationships. And often give rise to the danger of transference and counter transference. But while this is a danger when it is understood then it can be directed towards healing. So this is the point that came to me. Me Must allow ourselves to develop an emotional attachment to Mary. This is healthy and good. And purifies our emotional attachment to others to be good Holy. Lastly faith develop from emotional attachment to Mary Jesus . In fact according to the Fr Stefan theory there must be first an emotional attachment to Mary for faith to develop. Also faith which flows from this is a way of thinking. Faith is a way of thinking that flows and develops from our emotional attachment to Mary and Jesus.