"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Monday, May 10, 2010
I really like this guy.
Fr. James Martin S.J.
He has a good post on Everyday Mysticism - his writing resonates with me and accords with another spiritual writer's book I treasure entitled Common Mystic Prayer. A Capuchin, Fr. Gabriel Diefenbach wrote it many years ago. Fr. Gabriel was the priest who heard my first confession when I returned to the Church - he was a very practical man. He is dead now, but I imagine he has been among those who have influenced me the most in the way of practical spirituality.
I've always liked Jesuits.
(Fr. Martin reminds me of Stanley Tucci.)