Bulletin of 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 26 July 2020

The Bulletin for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 26th July 2020 can be found HERE

Here you can read of the lives of two great saints, Saint Martha and Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Martha was one a very few in the Gospels who were said to be loved by the Lord, as was her sister Mary and brother Lazarus (and the Gospel writer, John the Evangelist). She had the faith that Jesus could raise her brother from the dead if He wanted. She engaged Jesus when he arrived, challenging Him to explain His delay. No ‘shrinking violet’ her, but a feisty women of faith and a women of generous hospitality. Her feast day is Tuesday 29th July.

Ignatius of Loyola is remembered on Friday 31st July. A reformed soldier and courtier, he was inspired by the lives of the saints to emulate them and grow in his own form of spirituality, the Ignatian Method, based on careful introspection on a person’s desires, with discernment to find the true way to God. He wanted to put his military experience at the service of the Lord, and the Pope through a body of trained men, the Jesuits.

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