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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

This is the castle of Ignatius of Loyola in Spain. I must say that I have loved every visit I have been able to make in Spain. I made it to the north of Spain the summer I taught a course on Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, and Ignatius of Loyola in El Escorial and went with the students to Segovia, Toledo, and Avila. That was back in 1999 but I loved that time and also made Burgos, Barcelona, and Malta as well as Madrid.

I love this song that we used in the assembly. It is "Love Changes Everything" and I will give you the words:

Love , love changes everything,
hands and faces, earth and sky
Love, love changes everything.
How you live and how you die
Love, can make the summer fly,
Or a night seem like a lifetime

Yes, love, love changes everything. 
Now I tremble at your name
Nothing in the world will ever be the same.

That is the just the first verse but will give you something to reflect on - I just finished Phil Kilroy's
"The Society of the Sacred Heart in France: 1800-1865" and really loved looking at the spirituality of the Society during those years. Now I shall go back and read it slowly!  I am such a compulsive reader that I need to do this with all the spiritual books that speak to me; the second time I either mark them up or copy some quotes but definitely take more time to reflect on what I am reading.

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