St Ignatius of Loyola

331930_orig 3663298_orig 6462578_origI remember the time I went to the Jesuit church in Rome a few years ago. Magnificent it truly was.

Lately I have  been preparing for the feast day of St Ignatius. It happens to fall on a Sunday. There will be a food fair that day at Victoria Street, and how do I know? I had the task of helping to come up with a poster to advertise some food. And I will make it known to you now that the proceeds will go to the Daughters of St Paul and the Cenacle Sisters who are moving out of their present place. Praise the Lord!

I remember a time when someone said to move joyfully. From one point to the next, it will be better. May it be so! I shudder to think of moving. . . and so, it makes sense not to accumulate too many things. Let us travel light. . . .


Awaiting the Saviour of the world


A meditation I do each day is on the birth of our Saviour

And there is no end to the inspiration that comes each day

There is the Word from John’s Gospel

And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us

And to all who believe in Him He gave power to become children of God

For God loved the world so much that He sent us His only begotten Son

And all who believe in Him will not perish but have eternal life

And we see and we learn that God took on sin to save us

To redeem us and to give us life everlasting

And what thanks can I render my Lord?

The best is to give Him my life to do as He will

For strictly speaking, I am no longer my own

Christ has paid the price with His precious Blood

Bled for me to wash away my sins

To save me from eternal damnation

To show me how deep is His love for me

And what thanks can I render to You dearest Lord?

Take and receive my whole will, my memory, my liberty and my understanding

All that I am and all that I have come from You

I give them over to You and ask only for Your grace and Your love to sustain me

Be praised my dearest Lord Jesus!