Father Ed reminded Bill of the place he had bottomed out and surrendered to a “higher power.”  Father Ed believed that this was the place where humiliations led to humility and then to all other blessings. He spent most of his time leading a worldly life, more interested in goods and immoral behavior than God. Saint Ignatius of Loyola is the Patron Saint of Dioceses of San Sebastián and Bilbao, Biscay & Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, Society of Jesus, soldiers, Educators and Education. Click below to create a new one. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, July 31 – Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Spiritual Exercises and the Twelve Steps, Prayer for the Intercession of our Blessed Mother for those in Recovery, Will, Willingness, Free Will, Free Willy lol, Saint Monica: another patron saint for alcoholics, yahoo! But that didn’t satisfy me either. I love the swirl and the swing of words as they tangle with human emotions." During Eid’l Adha, Muslims re-enact Ibrahim's obedience by sacrificing a cow or ram. July 31, 2020 – Feast of St Ignatius Loyola. He attended Mass but was not very interested in his faith. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The Jesuit order served the Pope as missionaries, and they were bound by a vow of special obedience to the sovereign pontiff in regard to the missions. Do not veer away from the discussion. I know, not really but sort of Spiritual Exercises for Dummies. In saying this, he paraphrased Ignatius’s closing prayer of the “Two Standards” meditations. Feast Day: July 31. By continuing to use our site you are giving your consent for us to use cookies. Thanks and bless you. The 12 Steps were too simplified. Feast Days of Our Blessed Mother for Every Day of the Year. My 17-year-old son attends Catholic school and came home a couple of months ago with a homework assignment comparing the 12 Steps “process” of Alcoholics Anonymous to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This all changed when one day in battle, Ignatius was shot in the hip. Loyola was born in 1491 in Spain, he was the thirteenth child in the family, that had ancient roots. At that age, being laid low by a wound, he received the call of divine grace to leave the world. Please plan to park in a parking spot in the lot and walk down to the field. Eid’l Ada, or Feast of Sacrifice, is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam. Bill Wilson said he had never heard of Ignatius or the Exercises. . During the time of treatment and after it Ignatius sought for peace of mind and comfort in religion. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I ought to show people this who say they have a issue with the spiritual part of the program! He said, “Sure.”. I was 17 years sober when I became Catholic. After the death of Father Dowling, Bill Wilson wrote, “Father Ed, an early and wonderful friend of AA, was the greatest and most gentle soul to walk this planet. ( Log Out /  ... July 31: OUR LADY OF THE SLAIN. Both are intended to be a “way of life,” if practiced daily promised to improve our relationships with God and other people. Today, she runs a small local marketing firm, publishes several local lifestyle magazines, writes for a few blogs and hangs out with her family. After St. Thomas’ feast day on the 3 rd, we celebrate three more feast days of Jesus’ disciples. He said he sat down at his kitchen table one day and wrote out the 12 Steps in about 20 minutes. Forgot username? 18 thoughts on “ July 31 – Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Spiritual Exercises and the Twelve Steps ” Elizabeth says: July 31, 2017 at 11:48 am Ignatius was a soldier. Create a new account. Please try again later or contact your administrator. It does a marvelous job of blending the 12 steps and the spiritual exercises in a small book format perfect for anyone in recovery or just wanting to deepen their Catholic/Christian faith. My spiritual director is Catholic Sister in Houston. A micro-conversion of sorts. ( Log Out /  He had several surgical operations, that were very painful, as there were no anesthetics. They therefore emerged as an important political force during the time of the Counter-Reformation. Kindle Edition. ZAMBOANGA. ( Log Out /  July 31 is Feast Day of Ignatius of Loyola. This is about as close as it gets to a “Dummy” edition. It very educational. Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Feast Day July 31. Check out the “12 Step Approach to the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius” by Jim Harbaugh S.J. 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Have a great day! Father Dowling had heard of AA and saw similarities between the 12 Steps and the Spiritual Exercises; and he set out to meet Bill to learn more. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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