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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
St Ignatius of Loyola
Lord, what do I want, what can I want, apart from you?   St Ignatius of Loyola Image: man sitting on hill looking at sunset
This Sunday we are, again, reminded of God’s central characteristic – merciful love. We are always in need of forgiveness, and the readings today assure us both of God’s mercy and compassion and the promise of assistance. The Holy Spirit is given...
Grass or barley growing
St Ignatius of Loyola
Image: family walking on a beach. We shall have peace and kindness in proportion to how much we have given them in this life. St Ignatius of Loyola
St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 184
The love which moves me and makes me choose something has to descend from above  St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 184 Image: Man sitting on a mountain.
St Ignatius of Loyola
Two people walking together.
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