Two years ago, I blogged here with another image of Ignatius and his beloved stars. One of my favorite images of today’s saint, Ignatius of Loyola, is above. I wish I could locate a credit and artist; the best I can do is follow to the blogger who wrote a brief bio. The image appears nowhere else I’ve searched.
The Jesuit founder appears to be floating, as if weightless. The ground beneath his feet is like that under a bright moon, but expert stargazers appreciate that dark sky when our bright satellite is on the other side of the planet, and when we are far from the pollution of city lights.
It called to mind the end of a prayer composed by one of Ignatius’ spiritual sons, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a 20th century Jesuit:
(I)t is you to whom my being cries out
with a desire as vast as the universe:
“In truth you are my Lord and my God.”