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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    "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."...

    "To what, then, is Jesus comparing his easy yoke? He’s comparing it to the yoke of the Law, which, though we may delight in it and love it, is still very demanding: “You shall love the Lord your God with all our heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might”, and “You shall love your neighbour as yourself” . This is not easy."...

    "Lent is a long time of preparation—preparation not just for Easter Sunday, not just for the Great Three Days (the Triduum) of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Holy Saturday Vigil. I would say that Lent is a preparation for the whole of Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday."...

    "Paul says that Israel has stumbled (see the footnote to this word in The Jewish Annotated New Testament) in not trusting or believing that Jesus is the fulfilment of God’s promise to her, and so has failed in her mission to the nations."...

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