Wednesday, May 4, 2011

St. Ignatius of Loyola


The last five days I was on canonical retreat at the Loyola Retreat Center in Morristown, New Jersey. I shot this image in the retreat house, of a stained glass window, showing St. Ignatius looking up at the Blessed Virgin. I cropped the image to focus on Ignatius. The golden ray of light shining on Ignatius is that same light that shines on all of us. It is always there. It is our own decision to face the light or turn away.

O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness
and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
give us the sense of Your presence,
Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love
and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand,
Your purpose, Your will through all things.

By Saint Ignatius of Loyola

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