I don’t believe my salvation (my sobriety, yes but not my salvation) lies in the 12 Steps, as some swear. It marks the end of the Pilgrimage to Mecca and Ibrahim's (Abraham) willingness to obey God by sacrificing his son.Republic Act No. I purchased it years ago hoping to get inspiration and understanding about myself and my relationship with God. About a year ago I found myself wanting to move away from AA because of all the negativity around religion and especially the Catholic Church. Do not veer away from the discussion. Please plan to park in a parking spot in the lot and walk down to the field. I laughed at this thought when I considered that’s basically what the 12 Steps are. In 1541 he founded the Society of Jesus, that was approved by the Pope. Thank you. By continuing to use our site you are giving your consent for us to use cookies. I couldn’t sustain my interest long enough to really incorporate the exercises into my life in any meaningful way. Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Feast Day July 31. Religious books changed Loyola's point of view and he left for monastery. He attended Mass but was not very interested in his faith. I wanted the meat of what St Ignatius of Loyola taught but not so simplified it watered down the most important aspects of devotion to Christ and life in the Church. “Such a soul has been stripped of her old self and has been clothed in a new self, in Christ gentle Jesus. 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. Loyola was born in 1491 in Spain, he was the thirteenth child in the family, that had ancient roots. Saint Catherine of Siena, “I love writing. Peace, Jeannie. When I started working with her I realized I had been on this path from the beginning. Loyola Press. 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An amazing connection. SunStar reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. It was a great way for God to send constant messages to me. Be coherent. July 31, 2020 – Feast of St Ignatius Loyola. Saint Ignatius was born at Loyola in Spain, in the year 1491. This is about as close as it gets to a “Dummy” edition. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. This all changed when one day in battle, Ignatius was shot in the hip. Have a great day! It’s good we were able to get passed the negative comments. It is called “working the steps,” the same way I suppose St. Ignatius called it “practicing” the Spiritual Exercises. The principles of the Spiritual Exercises were the same principles that inspired Bill Wilson to write the Steps, but there is no direct connection apparently. He is a patron saint of many cities in Spain, for instance San Sebastián, Bilbao, Biscay and Gipuzkoa. In saying this, he paraphrased Ignatius’s closing prayer of the “Two Standards” meditations. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Father Ed did give Bill a copy of the Spiritual Exercises in 1952, underlining the “Two Standards” meditation. Eid’l Ada, or Feast of Sacrifice, is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam. He recorded his method in a celebrated treatise called the Spiritual Exercises, a simple set of meditations, prayers, and other mental exercises, first published in 1548. I have the book: The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Stick to the topic. I was 17 years sober when I became Catholic. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. He had several surgical operations, that were very painful, as there were no anesthetics. Dioceses of San Sebastián and Bilbao, Biscay & Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, Society of Jesus, soldiers, Educators and Education. I was giddy excited about this and asked him if I could have a copy of it and mention in in my blog. 9849 states that the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah or the 12th month of the Islamic Calendar, is declared as a national holiday for the observance of Eid’l Adha. Recently I purchased a book through Amazon by Kevin O’Brien, SJ called The Ignatian Adventure: Experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in Daily Life . This famous saint who started the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) was born in Guipuzcoa in Spain as Inigo Lopez de Loyola.