Listening for God’s Voice Within: A Lenten Webinar with Fr. Mark Thibodeaux, SJ

Listening for God's Voice Within: A Webinar with Fr. Mark Thibodeaux, SJ

I remember, in high school, being told by one of the Jesuit priests to listen for God speaking to me. After several weeks of listening, I told the priest, “This isn’t working. I don’t hear any voices.” He smiled and said, “Ah, I see I need to teach you to listen with your heart instead of with your ears.”

It took me a while to understand what it meant to listen with my heart, but the priest was absolutely right. Most of us do not hear a voice and actual words being spoken. God’s voice is more subtle than that, coming to us in thoughts, feelings, imaginings, desires, memories, and more.

Lent is a perfect time for us to learn how to listen to God speaking to us. With that in mind, I invite you to take advantage of this wonderful Lenten opportunity:

Listening for God’s Voice Within: A Webinar with Fr. Mark Thibodeaux, SJ
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
10:00 a.m. central
Register here.

In this webinar, spiritual director and pastor, Fr. Mark Thibodeaux, SJ, will reveal how we can use Ignatian discernment to listen to God’s voice within us, trusting our own thoughts, feelings, and desires as portals to discerning God’s will.

I look forward to spending this time with you and Fr. Mark!

About Joe Paprocki 2748 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

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