This jubilee year (May 20, 2021 – July 31, 2022), we have been celebrating the 500th anniversary of the conversion of St. Ignatius of Loyola, our patron saint and father in spirituality. Ignatius, healed of his wound, offered himself completely to the Lord. We are also celebrating, on March 12th, 2022, the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St. Ignatius and St. Francis Xavier who, with several others, co-founded the Society of Jesus. Their friendship in Christ blossomed out of spiritual conversations, the kind of conversations that we seek to engage in CLC and even in our Church today as she prepares for Synod 2023. Additionally, their friendship exemplified an ongoing, deepening commitment in the way of the Spirit, one that grew in love, support, and enthusiasm for one another, on mission together in the world, with Christ.
Download the Projects 188 file to read more and prayerfully reflect on the theme “from conversion to commitment”.