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Greetings in the Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
This past Sunday through Tuesday the clergy of the diocese met for their annual Lenten Clergy Retreat. This was our first opportunity to be in retreat with our new bishop.
Bp. José practices Ignatian Spirituality which emanates from Ignatius of Loyola, a 16th C Spanish Priest and Theologian who founded the Jesuits. The Bishop brought in a good friend who also follows Ignatian Spirituality and I found it quite interesting and comforting.
Ignatius required no specific clothes, no rote prayers...his spirituality called upon his practitioners to live in the world seeing all of God's creation as their monastery. I find that reassuring and comforting.
As part of the retreat we were exposed to various poems and I would like to share my favorite. It is called "The Pulley" and it was written by George Herbert, who was a 17th C poet and Anglican priest.
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