"There remains for me some resistance to that call to ‘go out’ into the world. I’ll explore that dynamic a little more next time. In the meantime, I pray that others may be inspired to turn to the rich spiritual legacy of the Church to help them fall more deeply in love with Jesus and the world."
Where is your heart? We are in that time of year when every charity imaginable is asking for money. We cannot give to all. Where is your heart? What will be your mite?
"She is the patron of widows and difficult marriages. She said, “We must do all things well. We are servants of all for the sake of the poor. Everyone must know that we never refuse to serve.”
t’s difficult to get too clerical if I’m weak and vulnerable and humble.
“The spirit of Ignatius is like a suppressed coil of steel, and its verbal expression demands the use of the comparative again and again."
Jesus is critical of the hardness of heart that necessitates commandments about how a couple live as one.
"May you find inspiration and deepen in your spirituality as we journey together in this blog series! In my next entry, I will speak of the spark of deeper love, and inspiration that are guiding this blog series."
"There is absolutely nothing unusual or unhealthy about internal movement and stirrings, even if it is sometimes akin to a battle."
" , , according to Guardini, this is determined by the fact that human nature takes on a kind of nobility which is expressed by these statements: “What is, is. What is right, must be done.” I would add, “What has been proven to be accurate must be held to be true.”.
"Yom Kippur atones for those who repent and does not atone for those who do not repent. Repentance in Judaism is carried out through the process of Teshuva (regretting having committed the sin, resolving not to commit that sin in the future, and confessing that sin before God)."
"Lamet traces his growth as a person, Jesuit, missioner, leader, and “prophet” over these 84 years."
"She is an historical woman who is the subject of countless writings, pieces of art (both beautiful and tacky), music, and the inspiration for many religious communities of woman and men. She appeals as much to the impoverished as to the mighty."
"The challenge is to discern God in the movement. I find that this liquidity is not just in my interior. It is a defining characteristic of contemporary culture."
"If I had to define Ignatian spirituality, I would say it simply means being attentive to what God is doing in your life, and then reflecting on your experience in order to make decisions."
"infallibility is “more than a simple, de facto absence of error. It is a positive perfection, ruling out the possibility of error.” The First Vatican Council defined papal infallibility in 1870"
"Gerard Ryan’s path into and through his vocation is uniquely his own and at the same time it is a broadly communal journey."