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God Came in Like a Cannonball

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest

Today we hear the prophet Jeremiah say: “Why have you struck us a blow that cannot be healed?” It’s the voice of Israel lamenting that God has allowed them to suffer the consequences of their sins, but it’s also fitting on this feast of Ignatius of Loyola, who suffered a debilitating cannonball injury to the knee! But thankfully, God’s providential mercy was at work here, and during his recover, Ignatius underwent a profound conversion.

By Anthony Ferguson

Anthony Ferguson is a transitional deacon preparing for the priesthood of Jesus Christ for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. He is currently assigned at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Petersburg, VA

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