Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. 985 declaring Friday, July 31, 2020, as a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Adha.Its observance this year, however, is subject to existing community quarantine guidelines, especially on physical distancing, the proclamation states. You sound a lot like me. But by intensely directing these principles and practices at my alcoholism, however, I’ve been able to arrest the destruction and trajectory of my life, turn away from alcohol and to God. Thanks for the spiritual guidance this morning. ( Log Out /  Saint Ignatius of Loyola is the Patron Saint of Dioceses of San Sebastián and Bilbao, Biscay & Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, Society of Jesus, soldiers, Educators and Education. July 31 is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. Step 11: Engaging in prayer to overcome our problems. This famous saint who started the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) was born in Guipuzcoa in Spain as Inigo Lopez de Loyola. They therefore emerged as an important political force during the time of the Counter-Reformation. Our Lady of the Murdered or of the Slain is near Lorban, a Cistercian Monastery in Portugal. Fr. You basically confirm what I already knew. I am no longer effected by the negative comments about religion when I attended meetings. I worked in the Catholic publishing business for a year (I am not Catholic), and came to love the symbolism and tenets of the Catholic Church. I was giddy excited about this and asked him if I could have a copy of it and mention in in my blog. He served his king as a courtier and a soldier till his thirtieth year. I live in the Denver area and struggle to find others in the Prigran who also practice the Faith – especially other women. Father Richard Rohr has helped me to understand the twelve steps in light of Christian faith. Feast Day: July 31. I know, not really but sort of Spiritual Exercises for Dummies. When their initial meeting together was over, Father Dowling told Bill W. if ever Bill grew impatient, or angry at God’s way of doing things, if ever he forgot to be grateful for being alive right here and now, he, Father Ed Dowling, would make the trip all the way from St. Louis to “wallop him over the head with his good Irish stick.”. Thank you so much for stopping by to read my post! Do not use obscenity. It marks the end of the Pilgrimage to Mecca and Ibrahim's (Abraham) willingness to obey God by sacrificing his son.Republic Act No. The first of these is St. Mary Magdalene. Then, she is open to receive and hold that grace by which she experiences God in this life.” Sign up using your School Code. I began searching for an answer and found your post. St. Ignatius of Loyola Feast Day Celebration, Friday July 31. Loyola was born in 1491 in Spain, he was the thirteenth child in the family, that had ancient roots. When we forget to hold God as the center, something else will surely take God’s place. Saint Ignatius of Loyola Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersPriests who became Saints. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Dioceses of San Sebastián and Bilbao, Biscay & Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, Society of Jesus, soldiers, Educators and Education. Change ). I don’t believe my salvation (my sobriety, yes but not my salvation) lies in the 12 Steps, as some swear. To a friend who expressed sympathy with him on account of his imprisonment, he replied, “It is a sign that you have but little love of Christ in your heart, or you would not deem it so hard a fate to be in chains for His sake. ... read more. St. July 31 is Feast Day of Ignatius of Loyola. “Such a soul has been stripped of her old self and has been clothed in a new self, in Christ gentle Jesus. St. Ignatius was cast into prison at Salamanca, on a suspicion of heresy. The Two Standards meditation isn’t a choice between the good and evil that’s out in the world—it’s a choice that lies within one’s own heart. This was the beginning of the Society of Jesus. I worked for Harcourt Catholic, so it was mostly school textbooks. read more, A innovative solution for Pre K - 8th Grade Faith Formation, © 2017-2020 Catholicbrain All rights reserved. Bill Wilson said he had never heard of Ignatius or the Exercises. Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s in the South, she answers to the number 9, which designates her birth order in a family of 11 children. Prompted by their love for Jesus Christ, Ignatius and his companions made a vow to go to the Holy Land, but war broke out, and prevented the execution of their project. Peace, Jeannie. About a year ago I found myself wanting to move away from AA because of all the negativity around religion and especially the Catholic Church. I believe I’ve indirectly practiced the Steps my whole life through my Catholic Faith. When I started working with her I realized I had been on this path from the beginning. It’s good we were able to get passed the negative comments. He spent most of his time leading a worldly life, more interested in goods and immoral behavior than God. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. July 31, 1556: Place of Death: Rome, Papal States: Feast Day: July 31: Beatification: By Paul V on July 27, 1609: Canonization: By Pope Gregory XV on March 12, 1622: Patron Saint of: Dioceses of San Sebastián and Bilbao, Biscay & Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, Society of Jesus, soldiers, Educators and Education. This all changed when one day in battle, Ignatius was shot in the hip. July 31 Feast Day St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) The founder of the Jesuits was on his way to military fame and fortune when a cannon ball shattered his leg.