It is no secret that I have friends in heaven.
I have many friends waiting for me to join them. When will that be? I do not know. I do not think it should matter. This is one of the things that a friend in heaven reminds me of. It is St Ignatius of Loyola. He was very much present in my retreat. Each evening, I would enter the Chapel early and there we would have a short chit chat.
A short chit chat is all I need with you, St Ignatius of Loyola, my friend in heaven
I remember you and your story
I cannot forget the legacy you have left behind
And this includes the Spiritual Exercises that you learnt from the Holy Spirit
How grateful I am for all that
If it were not for the Ignatian Spirituality that I have learnt all these years
Where would I be today?
Would I be writing this article to share?
Would I find God in all things?
So, each evening before Mass begins at six, I would look at you
I would gaze upon your face and speak to you without words
Perhaps this is the best way to communicate with you
Silence speaks volumes
And then Mass would begin . . .
The next evening
The same routine
The same fashion of sharing
And I say Thanks for the prayers offered for us all!