The works of the Lord are very good

The works of the Lord are very good

Listen to me, O you holy sons, and bud like a rose growing by a stream of water;
send forth fragrance like frankincense, and put forth blossoms like a lily.
Scatter the fragrance, and sing a hymn of praise; bless the Lord for all his works;
ascribe majesty to his name and give thanks to him with praise,
with songs on your lips, and with lyres;
and this you shall say in thanksgiving:
"All things are the works of the Lord, for they are very good,
and whatever he commands will be done in his time.

Sir 39:13-16

Photo M. Čunčić

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.