Pope Francis on Ignatian Spirituality


God In All Things

pope francisMany of you may have had the chance to read the lengthy interview that came out yesterday with Pope Francis. It was published in 16 Jesuit publications around the world and the pope’s frankness has already moved and surprised many people (and secular media outlets).

In it the pope discussed many subjects, but what is clear is how much his Jesuit and Ignatian charism influences his life and his lens of the Church. Here are a few quotations from the full interview:

On God In All Things

“Finding God in all things is not an ‘empirical eureka.’ When we desire to encounter God, we would like to verify him immediately by an empirical method. But you cannot meet God this way. God is found in the gentle breeze perceived by Elijah. The senses that find God are the ones St. Ignatius called spiritual senses. Ignatius asks us to…

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