Retreat on Clayton Campus

humility (n)
▪ He accepted the honor with humility. ▪ The ordeal taught her humility. (su khiem ton, khiem nhuong)
I enter God’s presence with reverence and humility

reverence (n)
formal : honor or respect that is felt for or shown to (someone or something) [noncount] ▪ Her poems are treated with reverence

by other poets. — often + for ▪ a feeling of reverence for tradition [singular] ▪ Their religion has/shows a deep reverence for nature. (ton kinh, sung kinh)

concrete (adj): specific
concrete example: It’s helpful to have concrete examples of how words are used in context.
We ask God for what we desire in a simple, concrete way.

intimate (adj): than mat, than tinh
[more intimate; most intimate] 1 : having a very close relationship : very warm and friendly
intimate relationship with God
intimate thoughts/feelings ▪ intimate secrets ▪ sharing an intimate moment ▪ an intimate conversation (buoi noi chuyen than mat, than tinh)

humanity (n):
It stresses the humanity of Jesus: (so it means as ‘nhan tinh’)

Away from God
– Looked in to my view
– Quick to judge
– Rigidity: not easily changed
– moralise: xet doan, usually disapproving : to express beliefs about what is good behavior and what is bad behavior
– self–centered: ich ky [more self–centered; most self–centered] disapproving : too interested in yourself and not caring about the needs or feelings of other people : selfish
– Impatience with process <> Trusting in process
– Discouragement: su chan nan
– Cynicism: xet doan, che bai (a person who has negative opinions about other people and about the things people do )
– Exaggeration: thai qua
– Fear, anxiety
– Absolutes: co chap
– Bullying
– Guilt
– Rejecting differences

Towards God
– Open to growth and change
– Taking time to listen and reflect (suy xet, suy niem)
– Flexibility

Students may get discouraged by activities that are too advanced
if you set up your goal to study higher than your performance, you may get discouraged

Discouragement(n): = despair (n) su chan nan = noi that vong, noi tuyet vong
She expressed discouragement over the difficulty of finding a good job.
The team’s losses (Doi thua) have left fans with a feeling of discouragement.
His despair nearly drove him mad

immerse … in ….
eg. immerse them in the abyss of my mercy

bring fainting souls to the the spring of My mercy

discernment of spirits(n): the ability to see and understand people, things, or stituations clearly and intelligently
examen of consciousness : an examination of conscience, usually made daily by Jesuits and others
Imaginative Contemplation: spiritual meditation esp (in Christian religious practice) concentration of the mind and soul upon God chiem ngam = meditation


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