Friday, July 31, 2009

Happy Feastday!

I consider myself an Ignatian in my spirituality, and I'm sending out a Happy Feastday to all my fellow Ignatius fans out there!
I think the Church has done a great disservice to Iggy by not making him a Doctor of the Church, as his spirituality has, positively and negatively, influenced modern development of Catholic theology and philosophy since the Protestant so-called Reformation. Most of the negative influence was not generated by Iggy himself, but by 1960's & 70's pseudo-intellectuals of his Society who thought psychology and sociology were more important than Orthodox Catholic Teaching. In my not-so-humble opinion, this distortion of Ignatian spirituality (along with the suppression of the Society in the 18th century) have kept Iggy from getting his "Doctorate".

2 comments:

Adrienne said...

I'm an Ignatian girlie-girl! Spiritual Exercises rock...

sprachmeister said...

Hey I've just come across your blog and I noticed this comment about St Ignatius of Loyola, who's my confirmation saint. Whenever I say this, a lot of people think of kooky new-age pseudo-Jesuits and so look at me with an aghast expression. But there's nothing wrong with St Ignatius! Finally someone who thinks the same!