Friday, July 29, 2011

Stoic Virtues And St. Ignatius

Ignatius Loyola’s said he would require 15 minutes to accept a hypothetical dissolution of his Society of Jesus. That’s right.
The great man said it would take him 15 minutes. To accept the crushing loss of his life’s work. 
It’s what he preached, of course, variously known as detachment, indifference, abandonment to Divine Providence, and other Stoic virtues.

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Maria said...

I have read, re-read and re-read this book many times over. A Jesuit gave me this book in my twenties. It is a treasure.

Maria said...

The book? Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean Pierre de Caussade.