Deep and Daring Love
What empowers the Ignatian to loyally live out chastity with a lifelong love is the reality that deep in his heart he has:
a Hero to follow,
a Bride to love,
a Battle to fight,
a Mission to pursue
a Fatherhood to live
a Homeland to reach
and the Woman clothed in the Sun to inspire him.
These are his motives for being a priest and for being celibate;
these are his foundations;
these are his goals
and these… the very oxygen with which his soul breathes.
Together, they form the great “Yes” burning within him.
Together they demand A Heart that Loves More Deeply, Intensely and Enduringly:
the Heart that is willing to love even at the risk of being a Hero.