God desires something special from me
Examining the special pattern of providence that the Lord has deigned to employ in his dealings with me thus far in my life, for which I will never be able to thank him enough, reflecting on the particular circumstances in which he has willed that I find myself, in a position to do something for his Greater Glory, and for the service of the souls redeemed by him, considering finally the present state of total liberty in which he has placed me, with the desire and the occasion that he has given me to make the holy exercises in this circumstance, I cannot but confess that His Divine Majesty desires something special on this occasion from me… . And I understand this all the more to be my duty… from the series of so many and so special benefits received from him.”
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Special Parish Retreats for the upcoming Year of Mercy
– Year of Mercy Parish Retreats
– Year of Mercy Adult Enrichment Conferences
Lanteri Center for Ignatian Spirituality
Dear Friends of the Lanteri Center,
Autumn greetings to you and may you enjoy the blessings of an abundant harvest of the Spirit.
The Upcoming Jubilee of Mercy
Pope Francis has called for an extraordinary Jubilee, a year of Mercy in the Church to begin on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 2015 continuing until the Feast of Christ the King, 2016. He has described the Church as “a field hospital for sinners” and “a house that welcomes all and refuses no one.” It will require spiritual conversion to live this year fruitfully, a conversion that begins by receiving the loving gaze of compassion of the Lord that is offered toward each one of us in prayer.
The Spiritual Exercises and the Mercy of God
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius provide a unique and powerful opportunity to experience the mercy of God. We begin the Exercises with an awareness that we were created out of nothing as an absolute gift, not owed to us out of justice, but received by us from God in his goodness. We begin the Exercises with …
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