Eric Jensen, SJ

Eric Jensen, SJ, works in the Spiritual Exercises ministry at Loyola House, Guelph, Ontario. He also paints and writes. He is the author of Entering Christ's Prayer (Ave Maria Press, 2007)and Ignatius Loyola and You (Novalis 2018).


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    "Radio and television have brought major political figures as public speakers to a larger public than was ever possible before modern electronic developments."...

    "What is especially striking about Vatican II was Pope John’s “cordial invitation to the faithful of the separated communities to participate with us in this quest for unity and grace” (p 161), who were urged to send observers. During the council, between fifty and a hundred observers were present from the Orthodox and Protestant churches."jensen...

    "I believe there is a Scriptural foundation for the doctrine of Purgatory, and that it is found in the parable of the Prodigal, what Kenneth Bailey calls “The Parable of the Father and the Two Lost Sons.”"...

    "A prophet is not sent by a king or by a high priest. A prophet is sent by God to speak truth to power – to kings and priests". ...

    "There followed a difficult period of discernment. I didn’t really want chemotherapy, I wasn’t sure I wanted radiation, and not even sure about surgery: why not just let things take their course?"...

    In the text of the Spiritual Exercises, in section 22, to be exact, Ignatius asks that we should be more ready to give a favourable interpretation to another's statement than we are to condemn it as false. These words apply not only to our conversations but also to our listening to the reading of Scripture....

    As the Jesuit in Canada Province is formed, we are reminded that " . . . we remain to a great extent two solitudes. The cultural and historical divide is deep and not easily bridged."...

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