Jesus is visiting

Jun 12, 2013

A few years ago Fr. Armand Nigro SJ was brought to Christchurch NZ to lead the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. His visit was arranged by the Adult Education Trust who, for several years after 2000 organised a number of faith formation events for the people of Christchurch. Their work was well appreciated by many people, and the fruits of their efforts are still abundant.

Fr. Armand’s public reflections were especially well received. He was totally focussed on the person of Jesus Christ as alive and present. His gentle, strong and loving manner modelled superbly the divine life he proclaimed.

After last week’s letter from Bishop Barry on the immanent start of Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the diocese, I remembered this story told by Fr. Armand. Actually I first came across it thirty years ago as a seminarian.  While the letter is written especially for seminarians, you will have no difficulty relating it to your own situation.  It will be helpful for anyone seeking to pray more easily.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Posts

Annunciation

Annunciation

With her encounter with the angel, Mary’s life became an adult adventure of mature faith.

growing up

growing up

Thomas was not doubting as much as seeking; he was expressing the desire of one who truly yearns for adult faith.

blessed assurance

blessed assurance

The point of this Easter Season is that we personally experience the 2024 reality of God in Jesus Christ present with us.

so much colour

so much colour

Jesus is present, alive, active, with us and filling our existences with the cosmic and eternal colour of abundant life.

let’s get physical

let’s get physical

Turn to Jesus today begging him to reveal himself personally, intimately and physically