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These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Saturday, 31 July 2021 00:00

Saturday, Week XVII, Ordinary Time—Saint Ignatius of Loyola, July 31

This fiftieth year you shall make sacred
by proclaiming liberty in the land for all its inhabitants.
It shall be a jubilee for you,
when every one of you shall return to his own property,
every one to his own family estate. (Lv 25:1, 8-17)

Years of Jubilee have become a part of Christian devotion. Regular Holy Years are celebrated every 25 years. The last being the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000. But from time to time the church has proclaimed special Holy Years. We are currently in the Ignation Year that will run from May 20, 2021-July 31, 2022, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the conversion of Saint Ignatius and the 400th anniversary of his canonization. As Saint Ignatius would counsel us: Ad majórem Dei glóriam (For the Greater Glory of God)!

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