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.

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