Lent with Ignatius of Loyola – Day 40

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40. A Printing Press

With the establishment of new colleges, there grew a need for books for students. At the time books were costly and limited in availability. Ignatius decided to make the most of this relatively new technology by having a printing press built so that new books could be produced for the colleges relatively cheaply.


A thought to ponder

During the lockdown periods of the Covid-19 epidemic many organisations, including the churches, turned to reaching out to people via the internet. Zoom, Skype and other platforms were used to contact people, replacing direct contact, in order to help stop the virus spreading. Many found that these new ways of reaching out could help those who lived in distant places feel part of new online communities.
Are you the sort of person who makes the most of new innovations or do you long for things to go back to ‘normal’?
How can you use modern technology to communicate the Gospel message?


Scripture for the Day

As a way of praying today’s Scripture we suggest Lectio Divina

1 Corinthians 13:1-8 NRSVACE

If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love,
I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge,
and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast,
but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends.


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