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July has always been a difficult month at home, as an unseemly number of annual bills seem to fall due this month. The situation has been made worse this year as a couple of major items of household equipment needed replacement. And, of course this...
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St Ignatius of Loyola
Image: two men on pilgrimage. In all things love and serve the Lord.  St Ignatius of Loyola
St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 324
a woman with her hands over a bible. By drawing strength from one’s Creator, one has great power to resist every enemy St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 324
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.
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