Fruits of the Spirit

February 9, 2012

New post up at Ignatian Spirituality’s dotMagis blog

I cannot help but smile as I remember a conversation I had with Abby on the way home from preschool the other day.

Me: What did you learn about in chapel today?

Abby: The fruits of the spirit.

Me: Really? What are the fruits of the spirit?

Abby: STRAWBERRIES!

This response from Abby was so fitting because she loves strawberries!  This is a picture from her 2 year old b-day cake, which was, of course, a strawberry!

While Abby did not answer with a “Fruit of the Spirit” as we know it, she did provide me with an incredible moment of consolation: a felt presence of God through the gift of laughter and the increase of hope and love.  To read the rest….

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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