Sunday, July 17, 2011

St. Ignatius On, "The Infinite Sweetness Of The Divinity”

St. Ignatius says in the “Spiritual Exercises,” we should try to capture “the infinite perfume and the infinite sweetness of the divinity” (n. 124), going forward from that finite revealed truth from which we have begun. While he raises us up, God is free to “empty” us of all that holds us back in this world, to draw us completely into the Trinitarian life of his eternal love. However, this gift can only be granted “in Christ through the Holy Spirit,” and not through our own efforts, withdrawing ourselves from his revelation.

Link (here) to the full post at the website/blog entitled, Catholic Spiritual Direction.

Etching of St. Ignatius at Manresa

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