Here is a delightful poem for your prayerful contemplation as you remember and celebrate the life of Iñigo López de Loyola.
smashed up good in war
with a knack for re-routing attacks
lend us your gift for woundedness
that turns a shot around
then takes its aim at holiness
think of all the saints
you could socialise
if only you hobbled now into Syria
and taught the fallen your techniques
we’ve got sufficient lead and bloodshed
to gild the whole world
with your inside-out-going
Greg Kennedy, SJ, is a Jesuit scholastic, in his third year of Theological Studies at Regis College, Toronto.
Image | Ignatius at Manresa by Montserrat Gudiol (1991). The painting is at Manresa.