Friday, September 28, 2012

Spirituality: Ignatius' surrender to God

The way in which Ignatius surrendered himself to God was unique to his experience:

Ignatius is the only saint known to have dedicated himself [or herself] utterly to God by a vigil of arms. The idea had come to him from an old romance, but the deed itself transcended all ceremony, and was an act of supernatural love, inspired by heaven.

(James Brodrick, Saint Ignatius Loyola, p. 86.)