Talking With Francky

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Recently I was moved while listening to Deacon (now Father)  Francky’s podcast interviewing Professor Gordon Rixon s.j. They were talking about Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and “The Two Standards.”

I spent forty days at Loyola House at Guelph in Spring 1993. So I thought I knew about these two standards. But this time, maybe because I was ready to listen, or I was more open for something to move me, the explanation of the “ego” as the opposite standard to Christ moved me in a new direction.

 When I’m sometimes automatically being judgmental, or nursing old resentments about past hurts, I think “that’s my ego, that’s the other standard.” In a  subsequent post from the jesuits, the announcement and photo of Francky’s ordination in Haiti was posted on Facebook.

I thought he will never know, unless I tell him, how helpful I found his podcast. This reflection is my expression of gratitude for his gift. Let us pray for one another.

John Montague earned his Master of Divinity from Regis College, University of Toronto. He is an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. He has a Master of Social Work, and, until his retirement, provided counselling to individuals, couples, and families. For the past seventeen years he has organized a Day of Reflection for Catholic parents of lesbian daughters, gay sons, and transgendered children.

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4 Comments
  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 09:07h, 03 September Reply

    Thank you John!

  • Dee Sproule
    Posted at 09:25h, 03 September Reply

    Thanks for the great tip! I’ve downloaded that podcast!
    Peace

  • Jean Francky Guerrier
    Posted at 19:01h, 04 September Reply

    Thanks, John.

  • Grace C.
    Posted at 17:28h, 05 September Reply

    Thank you John for referring us to Talking With Francky. I appreciated the podcast with Fr. Gordon Rixon. It was life-giving. Will be looking out for future episodes by Fr. Francky.

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