" In light of Ignatius' 'Two Standards' and 'The Mystries Done From The Garden To The House Of Annas', at any moment we can be Judas or Peter, a Christian life can be a fine line."
Thursday, August 12, 2010
German Jesuit On The Rosary And An Angel
In Rome, Fr. Heinrich Wilhelm Pfeiffer, S.J. learned to know, finally, a couple, and one might think that the Holy Spirit had a fun allowed by this encounter, the man named Joseph was and carpenter, his wife's name was Helga, but with the middle name Maria.The contact to the Munich pair held long, Heinrich Pfeiffer got to know some other form of piety - and appreciate.
"This woman has managed to sharpen my piety, and to cultivate a very different way.Over coffee she took out her rosary and prayed, her lips were painted bright red. "
Henceforth Pfeiffer also prayed the rosary every day, as an initiation had it been for him.Finally, he saw Michael's Church in Munich's something strange:
The local sculpture of an angel appeared to him in a different way, like fire."What happened there is very hard to describe.The fire burns in me now, "says Pfeiffer.
Pfeiffer finished with two love affairs and his worldly life and was from Jesuit.With 30 years of age.With 31 years Pfeiffer has been a professor at the Gregorian University in Rome, where he still holds seminars.
Link (here) to the original German news piece, this was translated with Google translator.
Picture of the angel is not the one Father mentions in his interview.
I am not a Jesuit, nor am I a cleric. I spent about 5 years under the spiritual direction of a Jesuit, 3 of those years in a weekly directed retreat in everyday life. The profound impact that the Society and the Excercises had upon my life, resulted in me, trying to deal with that impact in some way by sharing my view of Jesus Christ with others. My intention is to pull together Jesuitical and Catholic subjects that interest me. I was born on the feast day of St. Paul Miki, S.J.. I am the father of three small children and an infant, I am married to a great wife.