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Fr. Rodney Kissinger, S.J. has been a Jesuit for over 71 years and a priest for over 60 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.

 

"He is Risen, Alleluia! Alleluia!!!"

The most powerful instinctive drive in every human being is for self-preservation. Self-preservation is the first law of human nature. With all of the fibers of our being we want to live. Yet, it is an inevitable fact of human life that we must die. A fact of life that we were gently reminded of on Ash Wednesday; “Remember man that you are dust and into dust you will return.” With all the fibers of our being we want to live, yet we know we have to die. That is the great human dilemma.

Down through the ages men have tried to resolve this dilemma. We all know the story of how Ponce de Leon came to Florida in search of the “fountain of youth,” a fountain whose crystal clear, cool, sparkling water would indefinitely prolong human life. If you go to St. Augustine in Florida, you can drink from that “fountain of youth.” But don’t put too much hope in it. Ponce de Leon has been dead for hundreds of years.

In our own day, medical science has exhausted the ingenuity of science and technology and spent billions of dollars trying to prolong life. And they have been eminently successful. So successful have they been that gerontology, the care of the aged has become a serious national problem. More and more people are living to be older and older. How do you care for these very old people?

But great as these modern, magical, medical drugs may be, they only push back a few weeks or a few months, they do not take away the inevitable hour of death. And so the dilemma remains. With all of the fibers of our being we want to live, yet, we know that we have to die. CLICK HERE to Read the Entire Homily

 

Fr. Rodney now has three Kindle EBooks available

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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 avaialable 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 avaialable 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 avaialable as a Kindle EBook that can be purchased at the Kindle store for $2.99.

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