Ignatius’ Advice

September 17, 2010

The man, (Fr. Luis Goncalves da Camara), who was writing Ignatius’ autobiography sought Ignatius’ advice on some personal matters.  Ignatius advice was,

“to refer all of my affairs to God, to aim at offering Him all the good that I find in myself, to acknowledge that these are all His gifts, and to thank Him for them.” (p. 29 A Pilgrim’s Journey).  

Ignatius’ advice that he gave over 500 years ago still holds incredible wisdom for today– turn everything over to God, offer God all of myself, acknowledge that God is the giver of all things, and to always thank God for God’s gifts.  Simple words that carry powerful advice. 

What strikes me about Ignatius’ advice to Fr. Luis?
Which piece of Ignatius advice do I need to work on the most?

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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