Sunday, February 24, 2013

Postcards from the Exercises: Grace in an eggshell

I'm retracing the Spiritual Exercises in an adapted form using the materials posted at The Ignatian Adventure and writing weekly reflections on my experience for Ignatian Spirituality's DotMagis blog. There's more to say than fits there, so...

If you are looking for grace in a nutshell, you could try the Baltimore catechism (Q. 145:  What do you mean by grace?  By grace I mean a supernatural gift of God bestowed on us, through the merits of Jesus Christ, for our salvation.) or Julian of Norwich's hazelnut.

This week, I found the grace I was seeking in prayer, not on my knees, but later, on Facebook.  Contemplating the world through the eyes of the Trinity...grace in an eggshell.  We are small, broken and shatteringly beautiful.


  1. Julian of Norwich would love this image. :)

  2. I saw that posted on your FB page the other day and my jaw dropped. Remarkable, in every way. And full of grace!

  3. I also noticed it on your FB page and was amazed by the concept. Thanks for sharing this as it is thought-provoking.

  4. Am thinking I need to walk though life seeing myself as shatteringly beautiful