Posts Tagged ‘Ignatius’

Good old St Ignatius Comments 0

Monday, December 4th, 2017
Blindness

A favourite millennium joke concerns a tableau staged in Heaven to celebrate 2000 years since the birth of Christ Jesus. As I remember it, it goes like this: It was a great celebration. The angels were in fine voice, and Jesus consented to be a baby again. He lay in Mary’s arms while Joseph sat Read more

Ignatius and Islam Comments 1

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

It’s a special time in the Islamic world, and in the Ignatian world, too. For the last month, Muslims have been celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, a time of fasting, almsgiving, and praying over God’s revelation. For those at Jesuit institutions — schools, parishes, and organizations inhabiting the spirit of St. Ignatius of Loyola Read more

Scaffolding for the spiritual journey Comments 1

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

I often see scaffolding wrapped around buildings. Rigid metal poles bolted together. Planks and ladders providing safe passage from one place of work to another. Scaffolding is needed for major repairs and maintenance, such as replacing a roof, or painting a tall building. Sometimes, this scaffolding is then plastic-wrapped, to provide privacy, safety, and a Read more

Signs of hope in Africa – Christian Life Community Comments 0

Friday, September 14th, 2012

We hear so little positive news about the many and varied countries in Africa – most given the Catholic faith along with their subjugation by European powers intent on despoiling them. I want to redress the balance by sharing two stories from one of the poorest countries where Christian Life Community (CLC) is making a Read more

On the brink: how Ignatius can offer you care today Comments 2

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

My favorite saint is St. Ignatius of Loyola, whose feast day is July 31. Born into a Spanish family in the Basque country in the northern part of Spain, Inigo had a conversion experience during his convalescence after a cannonball shattered his knee in a battle at Pamplona. His imagination, courage, valor and striving toward Read more