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Family Reflection Video: Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Family Reflection Video: Saint Ignatius of Loyola

faithfulness  |  neighbor  |  gratitude

Saint Ignatius may have written these words of wisdom over 500 years ago, but they are still relevant today.

Faith is power. If we align our lives with Christ the Lord, we become powerful channels of God’s love and goodness in our world.

For those of us striving to live this way, Saint Ignatius of Loyola offered some great advice in a simple, profound prayer. He gives thanks to God for all he has and lists a few things to do if one is looking to live according to God’s will. Never do or say anything until you have asked yourself whether it will be pleasing to God, good for yourself, and edifying your neighbor.

What part of Saint Ignatius’ prayer do you connect with the most? How can we apply Saint Ignatius’ ideas to our daily lives?

Faith is power … and it can start out as small as a mustard seed like it did for St. Ignatius. I pray that we may live according to God’s will and that he may bless you and your family this day.

For additional reading:

The Parable of the Mustard Seed, Matthew 13:31-35

Video and Background for Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Resources about Saint Ignatius

10 Inspiring Quotes from St. Ignatius Loyola

About Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C.

Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. is President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. He entered Holy Cross Fathers in 1964. He earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from Stonehill College in 1967 and a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. In addition to English, Father Willy is conversant in French and Spanish. He's a native of Old Town, Maine and one of 12 children. He remains a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, even though he has served as Chaplain for the Los Angeles Dodgers.