Attending a Catholic Middle and High School back home in Nicaragua, I was prepared to deal with certain life situations in a particular way. That is, finding God in all situations- good or bad. This is something I have found that Loyola has prepared me for as well. By following the Jesuit ideal of “Finding God in all things,” I have been able to enhance my spiritual life throughout my college career. Here at Loyola, we learn a lot
about St. Ignatius of Loyola, who wrote so many beautiful prayers. The following prayer, however, was written by St. Theresa of Avila and was recited almost every day at my high school. This prayer helps me get through tough times, and I hope it does the same for you:
Nada te tube, Nada te Espante
Todo se Pasa. Dios no se muda.
La paciencia todo lo alcanza,
Quien a Dios tiene, nada le falta.
Solo Dios Basta.
May nothing disturb you, May nothing astonish you.
Everything passes. God does not go away.
Patience can attain anything.
He who has God within, does not lack anything.
God is everything.