Today is the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits. There are so many fine Ignatian websites and resources, that if you are not familiar with St. Ignatius or the Jesuits, you can easily learn more. That Pope Francis is himself a Jesuit, has created a lot more awareness of the order in general.
Ignatius has been close to me for so long, longer than I imagined. He was trailing me, an agent of God, but for many years I was oblivious . Now I smile as I think of the many times our paths have crossed over the years. I think of God weaving the fabric of life, strands coming together to create patterns and pieces that will later become a clearer image.
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July 31 is the feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. If you were not familiar with the Jesuits before, the election of Pope Francis, who is a Jesuit, may have raised your consciousness about them.
The Society of Jesus, the full name of the Jesuit order, have a long and important history in the Church, but that is not what I am here to share today. As the image above points to, July brings us 31 Days with Saint Ignatius from Loyola Press. You will also notice a link to this in the sidebar of this blog. I hope that you will follow along with the different Ignatian inspired posting for each day.
Today’s post is about the Examen, and I highly recommend it. And while I am a day late, don’t take that as a signal to miss the post that kicked off the series. Andy Otto, of Finding God in All Things, wrote about – well, Five Ways to Find God in All Things! Finding God in all things is a foundational element of Ignatian spirituality.
So join in, follow along, read away, and share as the Spirit moves you! AMDG!