Laugh and Grow Strong

  “Laugh and grow strong.” ( St. Ignatius of Loyola) I was stunned when I first discovered this quote by St. Ignatius because I associated the soldier-saint, who founded the intellectual Jesuit order, with the serious, arduous Spiritual Exercises. I could hardly imagine St. Iggy spouting a phrase which appears at first glance to be flippant.…… Continue reading Laugh and Grow Strong

WORTH REVISITING: ” ‘Tis a Gift to be Simple”

 Joy is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, not a gift given to a select few, but a by-product of living in the God. Sacred Scriptures exhorts us to trust and embrace the joy of the Lord. The very first time we became aware a Godly life could be filled with joy was…… Continue reading WORTH REVISITING: ” ‘Tis a Gift to be Simple”