July 31 celebrates the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  Today I’ve been mindful of this dear man of God who made it his quest to give God all the glory and to find God everywhere.  Fast forward several centuries and there are tens of thousands of men and women in the world who have made the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius either in the long retreat or amidst daily life.  What a treasure Ignatius left for us!  Before we drift off into peaceful slumber tonight, we might ask where we found God this day … perhaps in the smile of a young child or an elderly person?  in a patient or client’s valiant acceptance of suffering? in the clerk at the store?  in a surprise note or gift?  in the beauty of a butterfly or summer flower?  Let us know where you found God today!  And let’s keep our hearts set on deepening our awareness that we might truly come to see God in all things.

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  1. Stan Uroda on August 1, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Thanks for your thoughts, Susan!

  2. Anonymous on August 1, 2012 at 2:26 am

    I found God today all around me, but particularly in 2 new invitations to offer the Spiritual Exercises, one in a new format I’ve not offered before based on Fr. John Veltri’s adaptations in parishes and one in an overnight retreat for the women of a United Methodist Congregation.

  3. helen kelly on August 1, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Hi Susan thank you for the great thought Here
    Downunder it is a full moon and the sky was a
    Beautiful orange pink this afternoon really
    Impressive from the Maker of such wonders each day Take
    Care and hope all well Shalom Helen

  4. Sr. Marilyn Marie on August 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I was blessed to have dinner last night with our German Sisters who are here with us on pilgrimage. It was a wonderful sharing of Sisters who have served or are serving in Germany, Rome, Papua New Guinea, Korea and the United States. I am so grateful for our gift of internationality!

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