Ignatius about spiritual consolation:
„By this kind of consolation I mean that which occurs when some interior motion
is caused within the soul through which it comes to be inflamed with love of its
Creator and Lord. As a result it can love no created thing on the face of the earth
in itself, but only in the Creator of them all.
Similarly, this consolation is experienced when the soul sheds tears which move
it to love for its Lord whether they are tears of grief for its own sins, or about the
Passion of Christ our Lord, or about other matters directly ordered to his service
Finally, under the word consolation I include every increase in hope, faith, and
charity, and every interior joy which calls and attracts one toward heavenly things
and to the salvation of one‘s soul, by bringing it tranquility and peace in its Creator
Sp. Ex. 316
Best Companion and Friend,
teach us to be generous in imitating those who have gone before us
so that we strive always for your greater glory.
We pray as always in the name of Jesus, who is Lord forever and ever.