July 31, 2015

Ignatius of Loyola

July 31, 2015:  St. Ignatius of Loyola, priest

  • 'Clock' tie bar:  Celebrate festivals at their proper time  (1st reading)
  • 'Fruits' tie:  When you reap, bring first fruits to the priest  (1st reading)
  • 'Angel with trumpet' pin:  Blow the trumpet at the new moon (psalm)
  • 'Treble clef' tie bar:  Take up a melody...  (psalm)
  • 'Owl' tie pin:  "Where did this man get such wisdom?"  (gospel)
  • 'Hammer' and 'nail' pins:  "Isn't he the carpenter's son?"  (gospel)
  • 'Love' sticker:  St. Ignatius's Contemplation to Gain Love
  • White shirt:  color of St. Ignatius memorial
Music for St. Ignatius's Contemplation to Gain Love / Contemplatio ad amorem (SpEx §234)

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    Hammer from Jesus' time
  • Lv 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37  Lord to Moses:  “Celebrate these festivals of the Lord at their proper time:  Passover, Unleavened Bread, Day of Atonement, feast of Booths.  Proclaim a sacred assembly, and offer the Lord the offerings, sacrifices, and libations prescribed for each.”
  • 1 Cor 10:31-11:1  Do everything for God's glory.  Don't give offense.  Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
  • Ps 81:3-6, 10-11ab  "Sing with joy to God our help."  Don't worship any alien god.  I, the Lord, am your God who led you from Egypt.
  • Ps 34:2-11  "I will bless the Lord at all times." / "Taste and see the goodness of the Lord."  The Lord answered and delivered me.  Look to him and be radiant.  The Lord heard the cry of this poor one and saved me.  Blessed are you who take refuge in him; nothing is lacking to those who fear him.
  • Mt 13:54-58  Jesus came to his native place and taught in the synagogue.  Astonished, they said, “Where did he get such wisdom and deeds?  Isn't he the son of Mary and the carpenter and the brother of James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas?”  They took offense at him.  Jesus:  “A prophet is without honor in his native place.”  He didn't work many mighty deeds there because of their lack of faith.
  • Lk 14:25-33  “If you don't hate your family, and even your own life, you can't be my disciple.  If you don't carry your own cross and come after me, you can't be my disciple.  If you don't first calculate the cost of building a tower, you might not be able to finish.  If you don't renounce your possessions, you can't be my disciple.
    • Creighton:  Jesus responds to the people's questions about his credentials: “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place....”  You wouldn't have pegged Ignatius as a saint if you knew him as a young man either, but he turned from a different life to find what fulfilled him.  Nothing is more practical than finding God, falling in love in an absolute way.  What you're in love with affects everything, deciding what gets you out of bed, how you spend your time, what you read, whom you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you.  Fall and stay in Love; it'll decide everything.  (Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ)
      St. Ignatius of Loyola
    • DailyScripture.net:  The severest critics are often people close to us.  Jesus faced a severe testing when he returned home as a rabbi with disciples.  The Nazarenes took offense when he said no prophet is honored among his own; they dismissed him as a carpenter with no social distinction and a layman untrained in religion.  Closed-minded, they saw no viewpoint but their own.  Do I view those familiar to me with kindness and respect or with a critical  spirit?
      • Justin de Jacobis, Vincentian missionary, bishop, inculturation champion, established seminary.
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