Thursday, July 31, 2008

Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Briefly resurfacing here to wish my Jesuit friends a happy feast day of the great saint, Ignatius of Loyola. Here are pictures from my pilgrimage last year to the mother church of the Society of Jesus, Chiesa del Sacro Nome di Gesù, or Gesù for short.

Triumph of the Name of Jesus by Giovanni Battista Gaulli

Apse and High Altar

Cappella Sant'Ignazio with St. Ignatius' tomb

Cappella della Passione

Please visit Jesuit blogging friend John Brown's site, Companion of Jesus.


frival said...

Let us all hope and pray that the Jesuit order as a whole reemphasizes the emphatic piety that inspired such great works of art. This world needs the Jesuits like never before.

And welcome back Argent!

Jesuit John said...


onionboy said...

Hi Argent,
of course I am not a Jesuit nor even a priest but your making a post cannot go without acknowledgement. :)

Argent said...

Thank you all for your well-wishes.

The blogging desert has been wonderful in a lot of ways...disengaging from the constant need to know the "latest" has allowed for the Holy Spirit to work on airing and bringing to light personal areas long-neglected.

Second, taking a step back has allowed me to become better acquainted with the Lord of history who renews all things in himself...that all times and places belong in him. A focus on minutiae is deadening and can lead to a hyper-critical nature that leaves one joyless and prey to sanctimoniousness.

So I'm striving for simplicity, transparency to God who is daily transforming me, emptying me to be a more worthy vessel.

With that, I bid you auf wiedersehen...till the next time. Enjoy the rest of the summer that is fleeing rapidly.