Reflections from Our Directors
The Ignatian Exercises are “bookended” with meditations considering God’s love. I found new energy and interest in daily quiet prayer, practicing the Examen, and contemplating the scriptures with imagination while using all my senses.
Singing “Alleluia”, “Praise the Lord” does not always fit.
After praying and experiencing the anxiety of anticipating what was to come, Jesus came to an acceptance and from a place of inner freedom, he gave of himself, no one took his life from him.
Again, using Ignatian Contemplation, I pondered often if Jesus were to look over our world today, what would bring him to tears?
Our spiritual journey invites us to bring our shadow into the light, a place where we experience God’s healing love and grace.
So what is hope for us? When do we call on it and how do we recognize when hope is the outcome we desire?
We are now more aware of our own racism, our white privilege and all the benefits we’ve had as white people. We know that we need to do our work!
Withdraw from ordinary life to reflect and deepen your spiritual life, and to refresh, rekindle and revitalize your relationship with the Sacred.
I reflect on the important virtue of compassion – as I strive to deepen my relationships with others, and offer self-compassion to myself.