See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Old Jesuits.

Pardon and peace.
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I love Jesuits - especially old Jesuits.  They can be so rough and tough and gruff - but I find they are full of charity.  I have never been disappointed by a Jesuit.  Okay, that's a lie.  But generally I find them to be the best theologians and spiritual directors of all.  I made my confession to a Jesuit yesterday afternoon.  What a blessing.  Anyway - I can't tell you about it.
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Except for this.  Naturally the Internet came up in the context of my confession, and the Father, replying to a matter I brought up, said something like,  Yeah, well, there are a lot of morons online too - don't take your spiritual direction from them.
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Good advice.

3 comments:

  1. LOL@
    Jesuits!!
    Can't live without 'em; can't live 'em...Maybe!
    I'm absolutely cracking up here, Terry...you silly!!!

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  2. Anonymous8:47 AM

    I have been reading an account of a German Jesuit who was just outside of Hiroshima when it was bombed. Their courage and skill in aiding their brothers who were near to ground zero is so inspiring. They really witnessed for Christ.

    Faustina

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  3. I LOVE the Jesuits. Father Chris Corbally, who is the vice-director of the Vatican Observatory in AZ, has given me some great advice over the years. I haven't contacted him a long time. Shame on me.

    Any time you have thinkers and a set Tradition, there are bound to be clashes. So I know the SJ's don't have the "softest" reputation out of all the religious orders.

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