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Brimming with joy. Profound transformation. Deeply authentic.

These are the three ways in which I would describe my experience on the Ignatian Spirituality Courses (ISC). In a breakneck world of noise and clutter, the courses are a pearl quietly abiding within the London Jesuit Center (LJC) and available around the world on Zoom. I encourage anyone curious about these courses not to … Continue reading Brimming with joy. Profound transformation. Deeply authentic.

Lass auch Dir die Brust bewegen, Liebchen, höre mich!

Thrush (photo by Julian Maddock) Every year everything I have ever learned in my lifetime leads back to this: the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation, whose meaning none of us will ever know. Mary Oliver: In Blackwater Woods I was listening to Radio 3 over breakfast on Wednesday. … Continue reading Lass auch Dir die Brust bewegen, Liebchen, höre mich!

Making the Exercises – last interview with St. Ignatius

This interview takes place in the Spring of 1529 while walking in the St. Barbe area of Paris. Thank you, Inigo, for agreeing to make a last interview. This feels an important moment as I hear you’ve finished writing up your notes into a book called ‘Spiritual Exercises’. Yes. I’ve put everything together in one … Continue reading Making the Exercises – last interview with St. Ignatius

Following through – a 3rd Interview with St. Ignatius

This interview takes place in the Autumn of 1525 in Mr. Ardevol’s school room in Barcelona. Hello Inigo. I heard that you had settled back in Barcelona after your trip to the Holy Land so I thought this would be an ideal time to catch up with you. Silence… I’m wondering how you are? Silence… … Continue reading Following through – a 3rd Interview with St. Ignatius

Handing in my Knife – a 2nd Interview with St. Ignatius

This interview takes place in the Spring of 1522 in St. Lucy’s Hospice, Manresa. It’s good to meet again, Inigo, although I have to say that it’s been hard work finding you! Sorry. Since coming out of lockdown, there’s been no holding me! I’ve been walking, seeing lots of places, meeting new people and going … Continue reading Handing in my Knife – a 2nd Interview with St. Ignatius