There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Hamlet Act I, Scene 5
One of the rich rewards of my work as a spiritual director is the discovery of how many of my directees have an on-going, rich and intimate connection with the communion of saints and the communion of ancestors.
Over the years of doing this work, I’ve lost all doubt about the truth of these events and experiences of communion these directees share with me.
I’ve wanted to write about Communion for a while and then today happened.
I was at Staples picking up office supplies and as I waited in the check-out line which is filled with displays of chips and candy, I saw a Toblerone bar and instantly I was filled with the presence of the late Phillip Blake, S. J. who, in June of 1982, guided me through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Communion through a candy bar!