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The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola – Third Week: Jesus’ Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane
The contemplations of the Third Week invite us to enter into the paschal mystery (the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ) with Jesus.
Across the country yesterday, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was honored in acts of community service, community breakfast programs, and worship services. Rev. King is remembered as a hero, a symbol, a martyr but few remember or know that before he was Dr. King, he was Reverend King.
The contemplations of the Third Week invite us to enter into the paschal mystery with Jesus. We walk with him from the Last Supper to his agony in the garden, to his arrest and trial, and finally to his crucifixion, in “sorrow, compassion and shame”, as human sinfulness rises up against him and seeks to destroy him.
Catholic discussion of health care begins with the Catholic teaching that health care is a basic human right.
The Exercises of the second week include a contemplation on Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem and Conflict in the Temple.
Consideration of hunger in Catholic Social Thought begins with the concept of human rights articulated, for example, by Pope John XXIII in his encyclical Pacem in Terris in 1963.