Winding Down

Edmund Lo, SJ, tells a good story about monitoring one’s inner states of consolation and desolation, as Ignatius did when he was recovering from his wounds:

My invitation to you is this: to reflect on your lives to identify what activities bring you consolation or desolation. If it weighs you down and draws you away from God in a sneaky manner, change up your habits. Look for edifying ones that give you life and bring you closer to God.

Read the whole thing.


  1. Thank you for directing us to this article. I will be more intentional in determining where I receive consolation and desolation. Edmund Lo’s example is very practical and applicable to anyone.


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