Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ignatian spirituality may guide Pope Francis

Jesuit archbishop describes the Society of Jesus' traditions
Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, says "that the cardinals
would have chosen one of us - we were speechless." (Photo: CCN)
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, explained that it is natural for Jesuits to care about the poor. Deborah Gyapong reports from Ottawa:
“Pope Francis, in a way, embodies the best of what our tradition is about,” said Archbishop Prendergast.

The spiritual disciplines of the Society of Jesus’ founder St. Ignatius of Loyola helps one determine “what God is calling me to do in this particular circumstance at this particular time,” the archbishop said.

“As a Society, we need to let the Holy Spirit guide us in a way that is unique to each one of us. The way God speaks to me is unique to me, as distinct as my fingerprints, my DNA, and the iris of my eyes.”
For full story, see The B.C. Catholic website.

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