Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Blogs By A Detroit Province Jesuit

Fr. Paul Panaretos, S.J. is a priest of the Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus and associate Pastor of Church of the Gesu Parish in University Heights, Ohio.

blog #1
spiritual dimension (e.g.: the sign of the cross & other gestures; fasting; reading the scriptures to prepare for mass; the rosary and other litanies; reflecting on the day). These exercises jump-start anyone's praying.

blog #2
St. Ignatius of Loyola learned to find fruit, that is, the effect or consequence of action. More important than our actions is the action of God in, with and for humans. One grows to find fruit and to offer it the more one savors one's own life and all creation. I hope my posts help you feel that finding fruit is a profitable way of living.
A quick bio
Fr. Paul D. Panaretos, S.J. came to Gesu via Sri Lanka, where he completed his Tertianship in 2006. Tertianship is the third phase of formation before the Society of Jesus invites a Jesuit to profess final vows. From 2000-2005 Father served as Retreat Director at Loyola of the Lakes Jesuit Retreat House in Green, Ohio, just south of Akron.

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