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Attempts to get to know the new area where slightly complicated by this. For example, we spotted the nature reserve on the map and went for a walk there, but it was a quagmire and the possibilities of walking there were written off until late spring...
Ripening barley under blue skies
St Ignatius of Loyola
I trust that God Our Lord will help me to understand and decide how best to serve him.  St Ignatius of Loyola Image: man standing on coast path.
St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 196
Image credit: cross on a hill. Christ does not destroy His enemies, although He could do so, but allows Himself in His sacred human nature to suffer most cruelly  St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 196
St Ignatius of Loyola (Letter to Teresa Rejadell)
If the enemy is casting us down, we must raise ourselves up in true faith and hope in the Lord  St Ignatius of Loyola (Letter to Teresa Rejadell)  Man standing on hill at sunset
I grabbed my dressing gown and settled down by the computer for morning prayer. By this time the bishop had joined in on Skype and pointed out that it was the feast of St Benedict, patron saint of Europe, who taught us to learn to live in peace with...
A Benedictine monastery in Italy.
St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 230
Love ought to find its expression in deeds more than in words   St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 230 Image: A pot steaming on a stove.
Tears came as I sang the lines: May a brighter dawn be breaking And a fairer hope be seen For our city and our nation… How badly we need that, and what a privilege it is to have our very own Mother for example, support and motive.
Statue of Our Lady reflected in a window
St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 230
Two people holding hands. Love consists in mutual communication St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 230
I did not grow those flowers, I let them go to seed last year, and refrained from removing the seedlings when they came up this year. Sometimes doing nothing gives the best results. God makes beautiful flowers, let us let them be, and enjoy them...
Marigolds
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