an hour with Ignatius

Aug 2, 2021

These twelve months between 20 May 2021 and 31 July 2022 are being celebrated as an Ignatian Year marking 500 years since the conversion of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Ignatius has been one of the greatest influences on my life. I was fortunate to be taught by several Jesuits in my seminary days, and as a priest I had the opportunity to study the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius, and then to spend most of the thirty years since sharing Ignatius’ wisdom with many others through retreats and spiritual direction.

Ignatius reminds me every day that I am a beggar before God, and that my health and happiness is found only when I live with and for Jesus Christ. Of course I too often forget this, but generous and forgiving companions on the journey gently remind me that the purpose of my life on earth is for the greater glory of God AMDG.

Bishop Robert Barron offers (free of charge for the year) this one hour reflection on Ignatius, his life and inspiration.

Click on the image below to watch. It’s well worth the time.

3 Comments

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this great privilege. The video of Ignatius was very powerful. SKJ

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  2. AMDG Thank you.

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  3. Yes, why would I / you not take the time?

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