Friday, April 15, 2005

Ignatian ideal

Here's the Ignatian spiritual ideal as conceptualized by Fr. Pedro Arrupe (1907-1991), a former General of the Jesuit order:

"There are two fundamental laws of all spiritual life which St. Ignatius makes his own, putting them at the center of the spiritual exercises: the law of charity, of a charity that knows no bounds, and the law of spiritual discernment, a product of prayer and intimacy with God, which helps us to discover where and in what manner, in the concrete circumstances of life, our charity should be manifested: by a love which attests its vigor in making it capable precisely of 'discerning.'"

("The Social Commitment of the Society of Jesus" from Pedro Arrupe: Essential Writings, Orbis 2004)


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