My Ignatian Moment: A Change of Heart

Our team of women writers at Into the Deep continue to reflect on the life and spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, as we celebrate 500 years, since the start of Ignatius’ spiritual journey! You can find resources for celebrating the Ignatian Year here.

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“Ms. Knobbe, you look the same, but your heart is different.”

These were the words from one of my students when I returned from my first encounter with the Spiritual Exercises. A profound transformation had taken place in me during those 30 days of silence. As I returned to campus, I felt like I had emerged from a dark place, and my heart was filled with light again – and my student noticed. I don’t know exactly what he saw in me from the outside, but he was absolutely right about the change I had experienced on the inside. I was the same person, but my heart was different.  (Continue reading here…)

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