To all who shared their encounters with St. Ignatius in the comments on this post, thank you! I enjoyed reading them all...and now am seeing St. Ignatius (and his battered satchel) around every corner.
My random number generator picked a winner for the copy of Call Me López that I had to give away, but if you didn't win you can still enter at Robin's Metanoia blog! Loyola Press is also giving away free copies of the electronic version and offering a discount on hardcopies. The details are at People for Others...and while you are there, but sure to read the conversation between Call Me López's author Margaret Silf and the publisher of Loyola Press (and blogger) Paul Campbell, SJ. They ask each other some tough, but fascinating, questions.
Ignatius talks about his penchant for writing letters in Call Me López, and real letters were part of the backdrop of my own experience of the Exercises, and remain an important part of my life. So I'm celebrating Ignatius' feast day by offering a note from me, and a bookmark with my favorite image of Ignatius and his Suscipe on it to any reader who wishes one, no matter where you live. Send me an email with your address at firstname.lastname@example.org...and get real mail in return!