Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Pugnacious Ignatius

The system won't let me copy and post graphics here on the computers at SJU Collegeville, but here is a great quote for the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Like its author and the Society of Jesus he founded, the quote takes no prisoners. But, it rings true. This is so especially in light of my week-long conference here at St John's University Collegeville with that OTHER world-changing society, the Companions of Christ. There's not much time or facility for blogging right now, but trust me, this week continues to be a life-changing time. .

The breath becomes a tempest.

"It is true that the voice of God, having once penetrated the heart, becomes strong as the tempest and loud as the thunder. But before reaching the heart it is as weak as a light breath that scarcely agitates the air. It shrinks from noise and is silent amid agitation."

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