Spiritual Exercises Testimony
My name is George Velez and I just attended the Spiritual Exercises this past weekend (12/16 – 12/19) at the Monastery of the Precious Blood in Brooklyn, N.Y., with nine (9) other men. I have had the grace of frequenting the exercises over the last 26 years. This last weekend was very beneficial, fruitful, and particular. The Lord seems to always use the Exercises to address those specific things one needs clarity with, and this time it was even more clear for me. The Monastery is very conducive to prayer (the individual rooms, the chapel, and the church) and allows for opportunities of great sacrifices and for the retreatants to exercise the virtue of magnanimity (a commonly suggested virtue to practice during the Exercises). I give thanks to God Almighty for the reminding me of His Goodness and the desire to continually ask for the graces to have all of my actions, intentions and operations directed to the praise and glory of His Divine Majesy.