Duelling with God

Anthony Bloom, a leader in the Orthodox Church, wrote many books on prayer and meditation. One piece of advice has stuck in my mind. If you are choosing a piece of scripture for meditation, choose either a passage that really sets your heart on fire, or one that you find really difficult … More Duelling with God

St Ignatius

St Ignatius came was born in 1491 in the town of Loyola in the Basque region of Spain. He was the youngest of 13 children. His mother died when he was only 7, and he was brought up by the wife of the village blacksmith.  As a young nobleman he was not in the least saintly … More St Ignatius