The joy of diversity - diverse joys

The joy of diversity - diverse joys

How diverse we are, like these flowers, grass, bushes and trees; they take their form, color, size and beauty from the same soil, the same sun. Their diversity comes from their seeds. In your heart there is a seed of the Word of God that sprouts and bears fruit of a unique beauty. Through Christ and in Christ, who is the Word of God, your being receives entirely unique purpose of life which enriches your nature so that it can shine in holiness. (MČ)

Iñigo in contemplation

Iñigo stayed in the cave in Manresa about one year. He was sorry for all his sins, and he prayed over the mysteries of Jesus' life. Thus he was the first to go through spiritual exercises under the direction of our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary. He recorded the instructions and insights and later wrote a book Spiritual Exercises. This book has been used for centuries by many who wanted to know and follow the Lord Jesus Christ. Today the cave is nicely maintained and is part of the Jesuit church. At the entrance to the cave angels hold the inscriptions with sentences taken from the book Spiritual Exercises written by St. Ignatius in Spanish.

The left angel carries the inscription:

I seek the inner knowledge of the Lord who for my sake became a man so that I may love him and revere Him ever more.

The right angel carries the inscription:

Christ calls everyone under His standard, and on the other side Lucifer under his.