Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Ite Inflammate Omnia" from "A Fire that Kindles Other Fires" - Decree 2 of the Society of Jesus' General Congregation 35:

Legend has it that Saint Ignatius, when he sent Saint Francis Xavier to the East, told him: "go, set the world alight."With the birth of the Society of Jesus, a new fire was lit in a changing world. A novel form of religious life came about, not through human enterprise but as a divine initiative. The fire that was set alight then continues to burn in our Jesuit life today, as was said about Saint Alberto Hurtado, "a fire that kindles other fires." With it, we are called to set all things alight with the love of God.