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A prayer from St. Albert the Great on conscience August 23, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic.
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Since we’ve been talking about personal conscience, here’s a prayer from St. Albert the Great, Doctor of the Church, on this subject:

O Lord Jesus Christ, Who seekest those who stray and receivest them when returning, make me approach to Thee through the frequent hearing of They Word, lest I sin against my neighbor by the blindness of human judgement, through the austerity of false justice, through comparing his inferior status, through too much trust in my merits or through ignorance of the Divine Judgement.  Guide me to search diligently each corner of my conscience lest the flesh dominate the spirit. 

So, St. Albert the Great advises, prays, that we will all diligently search our consciences to insure that our conscience aligns with the conscience of the Mystical Body of Christ, His Church.  This is not asserting our own conscience above Truth, but the submission of conscience to Truth.

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1. Teresa - August 24, 2010

Thank you for posting this great, inspirational prayer. I’ll be passing this along with a linkback soon. God Bless!


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