The Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat: Fifth Week of Lent

Jesus faced his suffering with resolve. That’s the message this week in our Ignatian Workout for Lent. Listen to Tim Muldoon’s reflection below. If you’d like, share some of your own reflections in the comments.


Lord, you know my fears and you yourself knew what it was to be afraid in the face of suffering. Send me the consolation of your Holy Spirit, so that I, too, can face my fears with resolve, knowing that I seek only to do what you ask. Grant me your grace even in those times when I cannot feel you near, and when I walk blindly in the hope that what I do is right.


Identify a goal in your life that has been on the “to do” list but which, perhaps out of fear or some other kind of resistance, you’ve been avoiding. Resolve to face it with courage. Do it today.

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Tim Muldoon, Ph.D., is the author of a number of books, including The Ignatian Workout, Longing to Love, and Living Against the Grain, as well as many essays. He is the Director of Mission Education at Catholic Extension Society.

2 Comments on The Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat: Fifth Week of Lent

  1. Thank you Tim that was helpful and challenging. I haven’t driven for at least 2 years mostly out of fear as struggle with a condition called M/E. But sometimes it’s a handy excuse! Please pray that God will give me His courage to face this fear. Amen

  2. Thank you Tim. I have been really helped by you books as have the students who use the library I run for Edmund the King Spiritual Direction Centre in Lombard Street in London.
    Blessings on you,
    Mary-Ann Flood C. J.

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