Vol. 10 (2022): Crisis and Spiritual Transformation
Crises bear a great potential for risks and opportunities. The ongoing pandemic and the eruption of wars indicate first of all the risk that all that we cherish may perish and swiftly disap-pear in a few moments. On the other hand, crises afford us a great chance to wake up and embark on a spiritual journey. During the so-called Igna-tian Year which stretched from May 2021 through July 2022 Jesuits and their partners in mission tried to explore how the gun loving Basque gen-tleman named Inigo got transformed into a Saint whose name referred to an early Christian mar-tyr—“Ignatius”--who, according to his own testi-mony, longed to be devoured by wild beasts in his burning desire to become united with the Cruci-fied Jesus Christ. How is it possible that a narcis-sistic ego may gradually be turned into an obla-tion poured out for the salvation of the world?