Thursday, August 18, 2011

"Oh! How Loathsome Is The Earth To Me When I Lift Up My Eyes Toward Heaven!"

However great the desire of St. Ignatius of Loyola was to do good works on earth, yet he wished ardently to be dissolved and to be with Christ. He was often heard to say: "Oh! how loathsome is the earth to me when I lift up my eyes toward heaven!" One may safely say, that his longing for the vision of God accelerated his dissolution. He departed, as the Pontifical Bull expresses it, in admirable sanctity, and many miracles glorified his tomb. God honored him, as he had honored God.
Link (here) to read the rest Herman John Hueser's piece at Repertorium Oratoris Sacri

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