It may seem strange that two spiritualities by hundreds of years, namely that of the early Celtic Christians and that of the Ignatian family, should have things in common in terms of belief and practice. but on an investigation, it turns out that they do enjoy areas of similarity.
This book explores, initially, the belief which each share in the Trinity, expressed by the prayers of the Celts and the devotional practice of St Ignatius, going on to look at the deep commitment demanded in the following of Christ, shown by great deeds of asceticism. Prayer is central to both systems, especially in the use of imagination. Two Paths To God finds a common interest in culture and Learning in both.
Celtic Christianity is notable for its attitude to creation as a sacred work of God and this is too can be found in the Spiritual Exercises systems should have similarities based as they both are on the gospels and the teachings of Christ.
In this book, Fr Fintan Creaven SJ is showing two pathways to the same God.
Fr Fintan Creaven SJ is a Jesuit priest working on the staff of Loyola Hall retreat centre near Liverpool. His interest in Celtic spirituality stems from a time at a Jesuit school in Galway, Ireland.