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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.

 

 

This week's featured reading is Fr. Rodney's homily Simon do you love me?:

It is now two weeks since the Resurrection. The intensity and excitement of the glorious morning of running to the empty tomb and the incredible joy when Jesus appeared to them is beginning to wear off. The apostles are beginning to wonder, “Now what do we do?” What else but the only thing they know how to do. Simon Peter says, “I’m going fishing.” The others think this is a good idea and they go with him.

It is this fishing trip on the shores of the Sea of Tiberias that sets the stage for one of the most powerful scenes in the whole of the Gospel. The encounter of the humiliated chastened Simon Peter with his crucified and risen Lord. The scene has all the drama of the parable of the Prodigal Son. In fact, as Simon approached the Lord his thoughts must have been similar to those of the Prodigal Son as he approached his father. “I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am not worthy…”

But before Simon can get a word out the Lord says, “Bring me some of the fish you have caught.” And the Lord proceeds to prepare a breakfast for them. All during the meal Simon is silent, embarrassed, waiting for the rebuke he so justly deserves, “Simon, why did you deny three times that you even knew me?” But there is no rebuke. Instead Jesus asks Simon, “Do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Then he said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” Jesus said to him a third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter distressed that he had been asked a third time said, “Lord, you know all things, you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.” Such was the Coronation of Simon Peter as the first Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth. CLICK HERE for the entire homily.

 

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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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