Reverend Scott Brodeur, S.J.: Professor at the Gregorian University at Rome
St. Paul and the Spiritual Exercises
"Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me life is Christ and death is gain…I do not know which I will choose” (Phil 1:20b-21.22b). Writing from prison to his beloved Philippians, St. Paul paradoxically imparts to his addressees joy, freedom and consolation, all hallmarks of his spiritual indifference and unconditional love of Jesus Christ. St. Ignatius also highlights the essential role of spiritual freedom in the Christian life in the Principle and Foundation of his Spiritual Exercises: “Consequently, on our own part we ought not to seek health rather than sickness, wealth rather than poverty, honor rather than dishonor, a long life rather than a short life, and so on in all other matters” (SE §23).
What do these two extraordinary mystics have to say to us today about true spiritual indifference, authentic Christian freedom and human and divine love?
When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: Gasson Hall, 305
Sponsored by the Center for Ignatian Spirituality