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Humility in Ignatius

The more I follow Ignatius’ Exercises and the commentary I have to accompany these, the more I have discovered how entrenched in the long spirituality of the Church this great saint is. To be a saint involves knowing the teaching of the Church, and St. Ignatius knew his spirituality and theology, and although commentators do… Read More

On The Soul

A problem with modern men and women is the lack of definition in common conversation as well as in philosophical conversation. One may, for example, use the term “passions” or “desires” and mean various things by these words. For the Thomist, as well as for the Aristotelian, definitions precede discussion and definitions must be clear… Read More

On Healing

I have not watched television or a movie for a long, long time. However, today when I was reflecting on the Feeding of the Five Thousand, one of the passages suggested in the Exercises, I recalled a scene for an old television series, Jesus of Nazareth. The image inserted into the movie is not an… Read More

On Discipleship

Matthew 10:1-15 Douay-Rheims  10 And having called his twelve disciples together, he gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of diseases, and all manner of infirmities. 2 And the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, 3 James the son… Read More

Spiritual Poverty Two

The Whyness St. Ignatius presents one with a powerful meditation on Christ, the King, and Lucifer, the Usurper. Each person is called to bear the standard of one of these leaders. Being a military “guy”, St. Ignatius provides one with a powerful image of both Christ and Lucifer offering the standard of loyalty. Christ, seated… Read More