Friday, July 31, 2009

Saint Ignatius: "Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds?"

"A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and in his own house."

Jesus Christ is the one whom the Father anointed with the Holy Spirit and established as priest, prophet, and king. The whole People of God participates in these three offices of Christ and bears the responsibilities for mission and service that flow from them.
-- CCC 783

"When Ignatius reflected on worldly thoughts, he felt intense pleasure; but when he gave them up out of weariness, he felt dry and depressed. Yet when he thought of living the rigorous sort of life he knew the saints had lived, he not only experienced pleasure when he actually thought about it, but even after he dismissed these thoughts, he still experienced great joy." (From the life of Saint Ignatius from his own words by Luis Gonzalez.)

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