Bernie Carroll, SJ

Bernie Carroll, SJ, is a spiritual director at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario.


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    "The presence of God, the Trinity, is all-encompassing, all-inclusive.  The Jesuit priest-scientist, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, described the universe we live in as “The Divine Milieu”, where God is all in all."...

    For over 400 years, Jesuits and their colleagues have had a presence in Canada. Today they work coast to coast - from Vancouver to St.John's. In this series igNation invites you to join us as we travel across Canada stopping at cities where there are Jesuit apostolates to read personal reflections about the city and the work being done there. Today we visit Midland, Ontario....

    St. Ignatius, in his Spiritual Exercises, invites us to use our imagination and place ourselves within the story that we are contemplating. In this instance, I imagined Jesus having an "out of body" experience after his physical death. He saw all that occurred in being taken down from the cross and buried; he witnessed the grief of his mother and disciples; he was a aware of Peter's sorrow for his denials and of Judas' regret and despair for his betrayal; he even had an instantaneous review of his entire physical life....

    Leviticus 11:44 -- For I am the Lord, your God; sanctify yourselves therefore, be holy, for I am holy. 1 Peter 1:16 -- As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; for it is written "You shall be holy, for I am holy.' Catechism of Catholic Church 2013 – "All Christians in any state or walk of life are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity." All are called to holiness: "Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." [LG 40-2; Mt. 5:48)...

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