Rooting Out Hidden Faults


by James F. McElhone, CSC


This step-by-step guide on how to make a Particular Examen is rooted in the five wounds of Jesus and includes prayers, sample format, and predominant faults to avoid in prayer, work, study, and recreation.


This reprint of the 1952 classic contains prayers for each topic from the traditional Roman Missal that help you foster the proper spirit of mind and unction of heart for fruitful meditation.


Here is a valuable resource for any Catholic wishing to develop a plan for spiritual holiness. It provides self-inventory questions for each vice to help determine angles of attack and addresses misconceptions about each vice. You will learn ways to defeat your vices, and thus serve God more wholeheartedly, and will find rules for practicing fraternal charity by contemplating the cardinal and theological virtues.


You will also acquire tips on how to:


Read the Bible more efficaciously to reflect on Christ and grow in union with God

Thank God for His goodness and the many graces He showers upon you and others daily

Ask the Holy Ghost for self-knowledge, growth in virtue, and the seven gifts

Determine your dominant sin and assess your progress daily through the Particular Examen

Practice the presence of God in imitation of Our Lady in every circumstance

Develop personal and practical resolutions and a firm purpose of amendment


176 pages; Paperback

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Rooting Out Hidden Faults

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Weight .5625 lbs
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