Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Feast of St Ignatius Loyola

"The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.  When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it." (Matthew 13: 45 - 46).

Wednesday of the 17th week in Ordinary Time is the feast of St Ignatius Loyola (1491 - 1556) Priest and Founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). The word to live by today appears written for St Ignatius Loyola. A brash and ambitious young man looking for a world to conquer. Search and you shall find, says the Lord. What Ignatius found was a Pearl of Great Price. To purchase this Pearl, Ignatius must sell All he has to buy this Pearl.

This Pearl that demands All Ignatius has is Jesus. Ignatius was willing to pay the price. The Lord embraced him and made him great amongst men. Ignatius founded the Society of Jesus, a religious order that is relevant in the battle for souls and development of the world, making first class contributions in the field of science, art, culture and social studies all over the world.

What did St Ignatius Loyola bequeath the Church of the living God?
#1 Spiritual Exercises
#2 Methods of examination of conscience
#3 Methodology of Education

This prayer of St Ignatius Loyola shows the inner principles that drive him:

"Lord Jesus, grant that I may know Your heart intimately, love You passionately and follow You everywhere." Amen.

Needless to say, it pleased the Lord Jesus to grant St Ignatius Loyola this prayer.
St Ignatius Loyola pray for us.

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