A bit of a top up

Off for a few days with fellow Spiritual Directors to look at the dynamics of St Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises. It will be great to be back at St Beuno’s in North Wales where I made the Full Exercises back in 2012. How time flies.

St Ignatius of Loyola. Painting from Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale.
St Ignatius (Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale)

Right Rites

“I would add, however, that reducing the language of our sacred rites to the equivalent of a spoonful of pureed carrots and “Here comes the choochoo!” played a decisive role – not exclusive – in the constant drift of people out of our churches, men into anything but our seminaries, and respect for the Church in the public square down the drain.”

– Fr. John Zuhlsdorf