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Dear Friends in the Lord,
Fr. Ramon Maria Luza Bautista, SJ, once said, "the gifts of the founders are the gifts of the members." As CLC members, we live as part of the Ignatian family, and we inherit the gifts of St. Ignatius. Most significantly, we inherit his Spiritual Exercises, which are "the specific source and the characteristic instrument of our spirituality." (GP, 5)
In preparation for the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the CLCP Formation Institute invites you to a month-long journey of prayer and reflection designed to help us grow in union with the poor and humble Christ and in faithfulness to our apostolic mission.
For the month of July, we will be posting materials through our social media accounts and website that will aid us in becoming more like our Lord in bringing apostolic sense to our daily lives. We hope this will be a time of entering more deeply into the spiritual method of St. Ignatius so that we live our CLC vocation with greater passion and conviction.
As one community, let us thank the Lord for the gift of St. Ignatius, whose generosity and magnanimity in responding to God's invitation has given birth to our community.
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We begin our journey with this prayer by St. Ignatius.
Take and Receive
Prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola
This is a prayer of a disciple who begs the Lord to grant him the grace of the Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises (to see Him more clearly, to love Him eternally, and to follow His footsteps). As we start our month-long preparation for the feast of St Ignatius of Loyola, as one community let us beg the Lord to grant us the same grace.