Discernment, Prayer and the Spiritual Exercises

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 father carrying his child on his shoulders
But although it is a natural product I learned on a recent trip to Jordan, that it is to be used in the same way as a medicine. Just because it works so well does not mean that it should be used over and over. In fact it can harm you to over use it...
Dead Sea
St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 230
Image: two people walking over a hill. Love consists in mutual communication St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 230
I also saw an advert recently for Marks and Spencer's which talks about 'must-haves'. The 'must-haves' were clothing items like shoes and coats. But we know that most people seeing these advert are not being sold their first pair of shoes or a first...
A living room decorated in an 'Ikea' way
Like swallows Christians have for centuries undertaken long, hazardous journeys that became known as pilgrimages which often took years to complete. Traditionally the ultimate pilgrimage was to the Holy Land so that even before the end of the first...
Swallow
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People crossing a road in groups
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: Person in forest with sun shining down
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