New film on St. Ignatius well received in Pueblo

By Jay Baillargeon & Diana Maal

The Knights of Columbus of Southern Colorado and the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo Foundation would like to extend a thank you to all who attended the screening of Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier, Sinner, Saint.

Both Pope Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI called for a “New Evangelization,” in which efforts are made to reach out to fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who have, as Pope Saint John Paul II put it, “lost a living sense of the faith, or even no longer consider themselves members of the Church, and live a life far removed from Christ and his Gospel.”

 What better way to invite fallen-away brethren back to the arms of our Lord than to share the inspirational story of the “Saint of second chances.” The dramatic life and spiritual conversion of St. Ignatius of Loyola teaches that a person is never too far gone in God’s eyes, and invites all to grasp the ever-extended hand of the Lord in his bountiful mercy. As one of the characters so eloquently said in the movie, “He doesn’t care who I was or where I’ve been; He only cares where I’m going.”

A special thank you to the Knights of Columbus of Southern Colorado for their generous financial support to bring this critically-acclaimed film to the Pueblo community. The Catholic Foundation is most grateful for the donations it received from both screenings of the film, which will aid its many charitable efforts in the Diocese of Pueblo. Both the Knights and Catholic Foundation look forward to their organizations’ future collaboration for additional events that will benefit the faithful throughout the Diocese of Pueblo.