Written by Sherry
Tuesday, 16 February 2010 07:38
Happy Mardi Gras!
As we stand on the edge of the plunge into Lent, consider making your journey with the help of a wonderful new blog that will lead you through a daily experience of Ignatius of Loyola's Thirty Day Exercises.
The Spiritual Exercises Blog is a collaborative effort of 4 Jesuits from around the US.
As they put it:
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola is a great treasure for the Church and its riches have been drawn upon for five centuries now. Through the course of St. Ignatius’ conversion, he kept notes about how it was that the Lord was leading him closer to Himself. Over the years, he steadily gave shape to these note and created a kind of program of prayer for others to follow which would open themselves up to the grace of conversion and greater ability to discern the will of God for their lives as well as the interior freedom required to then respond to that Divine Will in great generosity.
And they ask good questions:
What is currently blocking me from greater love for God? What blocks me from receiving God’s love for me? What do I most deeply desire in my life at this point? What does the Lord desire to give me at this time?
The definition of Grace in today's mediataion? "A deep desire to know the will of God for my life and the freedom to be able to do it"
Good stuff! Check it out.