Happy Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola

The editors and staff of America wish all of our readers, viewers and friends a happy Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola.  Be sure to read the reflection by John Coleman, S.J., in the post below.  Here is Ignatius's famous "Take, Lord, Receive" (or Suscipe) prayer to mark the day.  May you find God in all things!

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding,
and my entire will,
All I have and call my own.

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You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace,
that is enough for me

            Spiritual Exercises,  No. 234 

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Nancy Walton-House
6 years 3 months ago
Thank you, Saint Ignatius, and all the Jesuits and lay partners throughout the ages. You are also a ''light in the darkness'' - one much needed in these challenging times. I gain inspiration, hope, courage, challenge and commitment to action and service from my lifelong relationship with you.  I am very grateful for my involvement with St. Joseph Catholic Church (Jesuit parish), Seattle University, Spiritual Exercises, retreats, ongoing relationship with SU and the Ignatian Spirituality Center of Seattle.  I celebrate with you the Feast of Saint Ignatius today.

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