From his own experience, Ignatius deduced a series of methodological and pedagogical principles that will be characteristic in the way he acted when trying to assist men and women to find their way, in other words, helping them to achieve freedom and be responsible for their own lives. A major event was particularly important to the newly converted Ignatius, an enlightenment that transformed him during a stroll along the banks of the Cardoner, a river that flows in the neighborhood of Manresa. “The eyes of insight started to open. He didn’t have a vision, but he understood and learnt several things, spiritual as well as others concerning faith and words, and with such a huge enlightenment that all these things seemed to be new.”
A “one-nun show” on the life of Catherine of Siena, written and performed by Bill Murray’s sister (yes,that Bill Murray).
I suppose for all those despairing of the future of Christianity, and of Roman Catholicism, these three are witnesses to the rich streams of Christian spirituality that can’t be controlled or destroyed by hierarchies or institutions.