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Fr. Rodney Kissinger, S.J. has been a Jesuit for over 74 years and a priest for over 63 years. His seasoned spirituality is the fruit of more than 60 years of making and giving the Spiritual Exercises in all of its formats to priests, religious and laity. It is presented not in the jargon of academia but in a language that everyone can understand. He is neither “old breed” nor “new breed,” he is just “half breed.” Having studied both the old theology and the new theology he is convinced that the continuity is so great that you cannot understand the new until you have mastered the old.

 

 

This week's featured reading is Fr. Rodney's Booklet, The Liturgical Year - Lent Week 4

The Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Lent gives us the parable of the Prodigal Son. The parable of the Prodigal Son has been called the greatest short story ever written. No matter how often we read it, or hear it, we cannot help but be deeply moved.

A certain man had two sons. The elder boy was a very hard, conscientious worker. Every day, from dawn to dusk, he worked in the fields. Whatever his father asked him to do, he did. The younger boy was a day dreamer. He loved to sit out in the front of the house and watch the caravans go by to the fabulous cities of the far-east. The very thought of these cities would send the blood rushing through his veins. He was tired of the monotony of the same fields, the same flocks, the same monotonous daily duties. His youth is passing away and he wanted to have his fling before it was too late. Filled with self-pity he goes to his father and asks for his share of the inheritance.

We can well imagine the sorrow of the father, as he reluctantly gives his son the inheritance. And so the young man sets out on his way to the big city. A country boy with a lot of money does not have a hard time finding friends who will help him spend this money. So he begins to “live it up.” He soon learns what could be called the “law of diminishing returns” in this pleasure business. As time goes on, the same stimulus brings less pleasure. So he begins to “step up the pace” to “burn the candle at both ends.”

Before too long his money runs out. But he is not worried. He has many good friends now. He has been picking up the tab all this time now let them pick it up. He soon discovers that with his money goes his friends. He’s not the big hero anymore he is just another bum. At this time a famine hits the country and he finds himself in want. Knowing nothing but farming, he hires himself out to one of the farmers of the place, who puts him out in the pig-sty to feed the pigs. CLICK HERE for the entire chapter.

 

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God's Sense of Humor and Sixty Other Homilies is a collection of homilies that have been delivered by Fr. Rodney Kissinger, S.J. over the years to address many of the issues faced by Christians in contemporary society. This document is available as a Kindle EBook that can be purchased at the Kindle store for $2.99.

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Fr. Rodney has spent most of his priestly life giving the Spiritual Exercises, as a preached retreat, a guided retreat, the personally directed retreat, the 19th annotation retreat and the email retreat. The Joy of the Spiritual Exercises is the fruit of these retreats condensed into a single EBook. As Fr. Rodney states, "Pope Francis exhorts us to proclaim “The Joy of the Gospel.” The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is a proclamation of the joy of the Gospel." This document is available as a Kindle EBook that can be purchased at the Kindle store for $2.99.

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A compilation of many of his booklets in a single document named Divine Simplicity. This document is available as a Kindle EBook that can be purchased at the Kindle store for $2.99.

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