Margaret Blackie has written a helpful and thoroughly Ignatian guidebook to Ignatian Spirituality titled Rooted in love: Integrating Ignatian spirituality into daily life. Inspirational and educational, timely and eternal, this book can enhance the prayer life of anyone interested in exploring Ignatian spirituality.
This book strikes the right balance of instruction and narrative, using real-life examples to bring Ignatian terminology to life. These examples demonstrate great attentiveness to human nature, and a commitment to the reality of people and the world which is itself profoundly Ignatian.
Rooted in Love is broken down into different themes, and I can imagine coming back to it at different points in life when there is need for reflection on a particular theme.
I went into this reading wearing my “Jesuit academic” hat, but my expectation of dispassionately analyzing the text was dispelled as the writing spoke to my heart and truly moved me.
Rather than posting an extended interview as part of this blog tour, I wanted to ask Margaret Blackie just one question. Since her text is sprinkled with excerpts from many of my favorite poets, I asked her to share with me one poem that she is praying with right now, and why. This was her response:
Disclosures: Amazon affiliate links are included in this post, and a review copy of this book was given to me.
Thank you Margaret… now I REALLY cant wait to read this. My copy arrived a week or so ago, and I will start it as soon as I finish “Jesus Feminist” by Sarah Bessey. What wonderful new authors and spiritual explorer friends we encounter on Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and the like. Mags and you among them !!!
Margaret Felice says
Can’t wait to hear what you think of it!
Mark Allman says
When my father killed himself two years ago I was talking with my sister and she said “we sorrow with hope”. We did not know a path forward at all but we knew there was always hope with God. We wanted answers we knew we would never have and we wanted solace that we did all we could to prevent the unimaginable. There was really nothing but our sorrow with hope in the goodness of our God.
Margaret Felice says
That is such hard won wisdom.