Dear Community of the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center,
Blessings in this Easter Season! Alleluia!
We especially want to welcome the six new members of our St. Agnes Community who entered the Church at our Easter Vigil. As we move forward in the fifty days of Eater let us continue to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ!
I recently came across these words from Desmond Tutu, social activist and former Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa.
Dear Child of God, I write these words because we all experience sadness, we all come at times to despair, and we all lose hope that the suffering in our lives and in the world will ever end. I want to share with you my faith and my understanding that this suffering can be transformed and redeemed. There is no such thing as a totally hopeless case. Our God is an expert at dealing with chaos, with brokenness, with all the worst that we can imagine. God created order out of disorder, cosmos out of chaos, and God can do so always, can do so now--in our personal lives and in our lives as nations, globally.
In this Easter Season we are reminded of the unfailing, everlasting hope found in God, risen in Christ and shared with us through the Holy Spirit. Let's gather in these beautiful Spring days at the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center to continue to build the beloved community. Join our spirituality series on Thomas Merton's advice to peacekeepers, stop by for a screening of the documentary, Screenagers: Growing Up in a Digital Age, participate in a workshop on what the Church can learn from the LGBTQ community and check out all of our programs on our calendar.
We look forward to seeing you soon at the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center!
Peace & Blessings,