Tuesday, July 31, 2012

St Ignatius Feast Day

Today is the 456th anniversary of the death of St Ignatius of Loyola.  He is best know for founding the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and the development of the Spiritual Exercises that is, to this day, one of the most popular methods for people of faith to reach out to God and listen.

My favorite place to get away from the busyness of life is the Ignatius House in North Metro Atlanta.  This little piece of heaven, within 20 minutes of downtown Atlanta, is open to all and full of peace and quiet.  Something that is getting more and more difficult to find.

“Lord, teach me to be generous;
Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil, and not to seek for rest;
To labor, and not to ask for reward -
except to know that I am doing your will.” 
 St Ignatius of Loyola

St Ignatius, pray for us.

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