Tuesday, April 17, 2012

'Was Ignatius a trauma survivor?'

That's the question asked by Loyola Press senior editor and author Jim Manney in a thoughtful meditation posted to the dotMagis blog, which covers Ignatian spirituality.

Manney takes as his starting point a recent blog entry of mine, which in turn was drawn from thoughts I shared about Ignatius in My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints. I'm very encouraged to see that he and his commenters share my belief that the Jesuit founder's spirituality—and particularly his Suscipe prayer, with its offering of memory—provides an entry into healing for those who have suffered emotional trauma.