Priest Profile

FELIX JUST, S.J.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LOYOLA INSTITUTE FOR SPIRITUALITY, ORANGE

2/9/2015

Hometown: Berlin, Germany

 

Favorite area of ministry: Teaching Scripture

 

Favorite pastime: Hiking and snorkeling

 

Favorite place to travel: Germany or Mexico

 

First job: Trading post manager at Scout summer camp

 

First car: Volkswagen Beetle

 

Favorite scripture: Colossians 3:12-17 – “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

 

 

2 Responses to “FELIX JUST, S.J.”

  1. Barry Kearney

    Hi again, Felix (not sure if you received my previous note thanking you for your inspirational Bible study series). I’m almost finished my study of the New Testament using your 36 lectures. I just have to read Revelation and then listen to your words.

    One thing I am struggling with is Speaking in Tongues. St Paul in Corinthians seems to be saying he spoke in tongues but cautions that only 2-3 should do it, not at same time, and with interpretation. This has lead me to study the Catholic Charismatic Revival and the Protestant Charismatics. I have great reservations about the church services where multiple people all speak in unintelligible words and fall down when hands are laid upon them. It seems contrived, manipulation. And en masse Baptism in the Holy Spirit for people already baptised and confirmed also raises questions for me.

    Having said that I’m a 68 yo lifelong Catholic and only in recent times ie last 2 months, has my Faith been ignited. A homily by our Indian PP mentioning a woman he met who had a joyful personality was my inspiration. He said he asked her about her love of life and she said she had started reading Scripture. And I thought I’d try that. And it has really changed my whole life. Your lessons are a vital part of that, thank you.

    However it seems that the last 4 Popes have all welcomed and encouraged the CCR movement. I can understand why they like anything that attracts and encourages young people in our modern age. But it still surprises me. What are your thoughts? Yours in Jesus Christ, Barry Kearney Melbourne.

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