Ignatius of Loyola, a saint we honor today, searched to find God. He was a nobleman from northern Spain and lived in the 1500’s. He wandered, prayed, ministered to the sick and poor, returned to school in Paris and it was there that other students joined him in serving Jesus until his group was officially recognized and became known as the Society of Jesus. Their motto: For the greater glory of God and the salvation of humanity.
Some among us will have the good fortune to discover Jesus with little or no effort, like the person Jesus describes who accidentally found buried treasure. But all of us can find Jesus if we search for him and are prepared to make particular choices and sacrifices.
Glory to God! And may our prayers be for the good of humanity.
About Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C.
Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C. is Chaplain at the Father Peyton Center in Easton, MA. Before coming to Holy Cross Family Ministries he served as a teacher and a parish priest. He also served for six years as a General Assistant of the Congregation in Rome, Italy. Originally from Fall River, MA, Father Leo grew up with eight siblings. Gifted with several languages, he is able to serve the Brazilian, Cape Verdean, Portuguese, Spanish and Haitian communities. When he's not greeting everyone who comes to the Father Peyton Center, you can find him regularly reading newspapers!