Pierre Favre was one of Ignatius's initial companions and the first of that group to be ordained a priest. Edel McClean introduced this early Jesuit who was admired by all who knew him but plagued by self-doubt.
The purpose of a restraint of the appetite was an important question even for St Ignatius, explains Gemma Simmonds CJ.
Thursday 15 Feb: Moses sets 'life and prosperity, death and disaster' before the people. Moses says, 'choose life', and so does Jesus
This week, the Anglican Centre in Rome has hosted a course on what might be considered a surprising topic in that setting: the spirituality of St Ignatius. In an interview for Vatican Radio, Philippa Hitchen asked the two men behind this course, Rev David Richardson and Fr Gerry Whelan SJ, about how they were hoping to enrich the spiritual lives of the participants by giving them an introduction to the Spiritual Exercises and the work of the Jesuits.
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