Inspiration from St. Ignatius

Aug 2, 2023

Our 8-day Ignatian Directed Retreat guests arrived on Saturday and they are enjoying a week of quiet and daily spiritual direction, so we’re sharing a few of our favorite quotes by St. Ignatius today. Please keep these retreat guests in your prayers as they seek to hear God’s voice in the stillness this week.

“Try to keep your soul always in peace and quiet, always ready for whatever our Lord may wish to work in you. It is certainly a higher virtue of the soul,St. Ignatius retreat and a greater grace, to be able to enjoy the Lord in different times and different places than in only one.”

“Speak little, listen much.”

“God gives each one of us sufficient grace ever to know His holy will, and to do it fully.”

“Find God in All Things.”

“Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all I have and call my own. You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. Everything is yours; do with it what you will. Give me only your love and your grace, that is enough for me.”

“O my God, teach me to be generous,
teach me to serve you as I should,
to give without counting the cost,
to fight without fear of being wounded,
to work without seeking rest,
to labour without expecting any reward,
but the knowledge that I am doing your most holy will.”

~St. Ignatius of Loyola