2049 K Wed 31 Jul 2002
Today is the memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556). He was the founder of the Jesuites and wrote the Spiritual Exercises which I did for about 40 days at the end of 1999 at the Campion Retreat Centre in Melbourne.
Most of my memories are positive and I am glad that I did the retreat. But I also remember problems with liturgy, particularly the continuous exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
On this Monsignor Peter Elliott gave a good answer in Liturgical Question Box:
Unfortunately this "clearly forbidden" practice is what was happening on my retreat. Today I have added two pages about church laws on the worship of the Eucharist.
Posted by J.R. Lilburne, 31 July 2002. Extract from Liturgical Question Box by Monsignor Peter Elliott (Ignatius Press, 1998) page 162.