Fr. Anthony Borrow, S.J.

Going to Egypt

3 days 14 hours ago

By Loretta Pehanich

This story is inspired by Matthew 2:13–15. Perhaps Joseph awakes to the sound of Mary humming a lullaby. Mary holds her baby close, rocking as she sits. The corners of Jesus’ mouth turn up in a smile reflex. “Mary, my darling,” Joseph says, “we’re going to have to travel again.” Mary looks up with surprise. […]

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In The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness, Marina Berzins McCoy delves into the principles of Ignatian spirituality and uses gentle honesty to lay out 10 steps toward forgiveness.

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Loretta Pehanich

Baking, Breaking, and Balance

5 days 14 hours ago

By Marina Berzins McCoy

This past Christmas, we did a lot of baking, both at home and at my mother’s house when we went to visit her and her husband. We also as a family managed to break a lot of glass. No, we were not carousing excessively over the holidays. Once the dog knocked over a glass on […]

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In The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness, Marina Berzins McCoy delves into the principles of Ignatian spirituality and uses gentle honesty to lay out 10 steps toward forgiveness.

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Marina Berzins McCoy

People Who Can’t Stand Me

1 week ago

By Jim Manney

I was griping to a friend about a person who just didn’t seem to like me. This guy avoided me when we were in the same place. He dismissed my ideas with a smirk and a sneer. When I reached out to him with a smile and pleasant small talk, he was cold. “What’s wrong […]

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In The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness, Marina Berzins McCoy delves into the principles of Ignatian spirituality and uses gentle honesty to lay out 10 steps toward forgiveness.

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Jim Manney

Work That Matters

1 week 3 days ago

By Vinita Hampton Wright

I used to get so frustrated at all the small, routine bits of work I must do just to maintain existence—cleaning, cooking, sorting/filing, and so on. But one day it occurred to me that maintenance must be pretty important, even in the spiritual view, because it is so woven into existence. We can’t avoid it; […]

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In The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness, Marina Berzins McCoy delves into the principles of Ignatian spirituality and uses gentle honesty to lay out 10 steps toward forgiveness.

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Vinita Hampton Wright

Showing Up Messy

1 week 5 days ago

By Gretchen Crowder

One afternoon right before the end of the fall semester, a smiling child came rushing down the school hallway shouting, “Mom, I just have to tell you something!” The sight of him at that moment made me chuckle and sigh almost simultaneously. First, his pants had a tear right above the knee that I know […]

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In The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness, Marina Berzins McCoy delves into the principles of Ignatian spirituality and uses gentle honesty to lay out 10 steps toward forgiveness.

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Gretchen Crowder

Hold Tightly When the River Rushes

2 weeks ago

By dotMagis Editor

Eric Clayton, deputy director of communications for the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, was standing in a rushing river in Bolivia when a cannonball moment struck his ego. He realized, “I’m not called to stop the flow of the river. Rather, all I need to do is hold tightly to those caught […]

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In The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness, Marina Berzins McCoy delves into the principles of Ignatian spirituality and uses gentle honesty to lay out 10 steps toward forgiveness.

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Sharing the Wisdom: What I Learned from a Friend About the Gift of Presence

2 weeks 3 days ago

By Rebecca Ruiz

I can’t remember exactly when we met her. We had arrived in the snowy tundra in January of my fifth-grade year. I know it was after the permafrost had thawed, and it was after “mud season,” because she was wearing high heels as she stood there, not mud boots. It had been a hard winter. […]

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In The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness, Marina Berzins McCoy delves into the principles of Ignatian spirituality and uses gentle honesty to lay out 10 steps toward forgiveness.

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Rebecca Ruiz

Sharing the Wisdom: What I Learned from My Grandfather About Courage and Nature

2 weeks 5 days ago

By Marina Berzins McCoy

When I was a child, my brother and I spent long summers with my grandparents on their retirement farm outside of Cornwall, Ontario. My grandparents were both immigrants from Latvia and often offered perspective or advice from their old country. Most of what I learned from them came in the form of storytelling. In 1944, […]

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In The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness, Marina Berzins McCoy delves into the principles of Ignatian spirituality and uses gentle honesty to lay out 10 steps toward forgiveness.

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Marina Berzins McCoy

Sharing the Wisdom: What I Learned from My Grandfather About Art and Dreams

3 weeks ago

By Gretchen Crowder

“Boys, stop throwing that ball in this room! I have one room of nice things. One. Go play somewhere else!” I screamed as I caught a ball just as it came dangerously close to shattering a glass owl vase. As I handed the boys the ball and ushered them out of the room, I stopped […]

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In The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness, Marina Berzins McCoy delves into the principles of Ignatian spirituality and uses gentle honesty to lay out 10 steps toward forgiveness.

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Gretchen Crowder

Merry Christmas!

3 weeks 3 days ago

By dotMagis Editor

“How blessed are we all, that one child was born, How blessed are we all on this great Christmas morn!” —The Shepherd’s Story by Jimmy Dunne Enjoy “The Shepherd’s Story Song” as our special musical gift to you. May you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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In The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness, Marina Berzins McCoy delves into the principles of Ignatian spirituality and uses gentle honesty to lay out 10 steps toward forgiveness.

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Joseph’s Fiat

3 weeks 5 days ago

By Rebecca Ruiz

Every year, at Christmas Eve Mass, a soloist in our parish sings “Joseph’s Song” by Michael Card. The simple melody conveys a sense of wonder, gentleness, and tenderness about St. Joseph that has always brought me to tears. Prior to my hearing this song, St. Joseph was, admittedly, an afterthought in my reflections on the […]

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In The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness, Marina Berzins McCoy delves into the principles of Ignatian spirituality and uses gentle honesty to lay out 10 steps toward forgiveness.

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Rebecca Ruiz

Anna and the Call to Recognize What Is Possible

4 weeks ago

By dotMagis Editor

Anna (Luke 2:22–24, 36–38) is part of the Christmas story. It’s easy to overlook her among the many characters in Luke’s infancy narrative because she has only a few verses, which are interrupted in the middle by the story of a male disciple who is given more space (Luke 2:22–35). But Anna’s brief story presents […]

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Helping Families Recover from Addiction: Coping, Growing, and Healing through 12-Step Practices and Ignatian Spirituality retells Jean Heaton’s journey “working the steps” as a family member of people with addictions.

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Praying the O Antiphons

1 month ago

By Shemaiah Gonzalez

“O Emmanuel. O God with us.” This is the “O Antiphon,” one of seven, with which we are most familiar, sung in that marvelous hymn, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” These Latin texts echo the names of Christ revealed in Scripture and are sung the last week of Advent before Christmas Eve. These antiphons have […]

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Helping Families Recover from Addiction: Coping, Growing, and Healing through 12-Step Practices and Ignatian Spirituality retells Jean Heaton’s journey “working the steps” as a family member of people with addictions.

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Shemaiah Gonzalez

Finding God in What Is Tender and Small This Season

1 month ago

By Marina Berzins McCoy

In Advent, we await the second coming of Christ, and we also welcome the ways that God breaks into our lives again and again. We can meet him with the kind of tenderness that stories about his birth and childhood especially evoke in us. The adult Jesus has much to offer, modeling for us what […]

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Helping Families Recover from Addiction: Coping, Growing, and Healing through 12-Step Practices and Ignatian Spirituality retells Jean Heaton’s journey “working the steps” as a family member of people with addictions.

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Marina Berzins McCoy

Drawing Near to Our Lady

1 month ago

By dotMagis Editor

Fr. Primitivo Viray Jr, SJ, Provincial of the Philippine Province, shares a reflection on Mary in this Ignatian Year. Here’s an excerpt from “Mary, Our ‘Ina,’ Accompany Us During the Ignatian Year to Your Son,” from the website of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific: Like Ignatius, who began to see all things new in […]

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Helping Families Recover from Addiction: Coping, Growing, and Healing through 12-Step Practices and Ignatian Spirituality retells Jean Heaton’s journey “working the steps” as a family member of people with addictions.

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Flying Houses

1 month 1 week ago

By Loretta Pehanich

My patronal feast, Our Lady of Loreto on December 10, was elevated on liturgical calendars in 2019. I love this title for Mary, even though it’s possible that my dad’s admiration for Catholic actress Loretta Young influenced my naming. Our Lady could have been a cover story. Not everyone knows the legend about angels supernaturally […]

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The Scripture, prayers, and reflections in Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2022 will inspire you to a richer daily spiritual experience throughout the liturgical year and invite you to develop a closer relationship with God.

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Loretta Pehanich

Advent Began Early This Year

1 month 1 week ago

By Melinda LeBlanc

I sometimes have trouble focusing on the season of Advent and its message of hope. No matter how well-intentioned I am to keep the season holy, I often get caught up in the commercialism of Christmas. For some reason, the glitz and glitter, the baking, and the activities always seem to nudge that sacred time […]

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The Scripture, prayers, and reflections in Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2022 will inspire you to a richer daily spiritual experience throughout the liturgical year and invite you to develop a closer relationship with God.

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Melinda LeBlanc

Giving Myself Permission to Make Adjustments in Ignatian Contemplation

1 month 1 week ago

By Gretchen Crowder

I have always considered myself terrible at Ignatian contemplation. That’s a form of prayer that invites one to place oneself in a scene from the Bible. In the Spiritual Exercises, Ignatian contemplation is encouraged as the retreatant travels through the Gospel stories during Week Two. We are invited to engage all five senses as we […]

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The Scripture, prayers, and reflections in Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2022 will inspire you to a richer daily spiritual experience throughout the liturgical year and invite you to develop a closer relationship with God.

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Gretchen Crowder

The Mystery of the Incarnation

1 month 2 weeks ago

By Loretta Pehanich

In the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, retreatants imagine the mystery of the Incarnation. They take time to picture the Trinity looking over the entire surface of the earth, watching people making disastrous choices, hurting one another, and making a general mess of things. The Trinity begins nodding to one another: It’s time. They […]

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The Scripture, prayers, and reflections in Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2022 will inspire you to a richer daily spiritual experience throughout the liturgical year and invite you to develop a closer relationship with God.

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Loretta Pehanich

Carrying the Cancer Cross

1 month 2 weeks ago

By Lisa Kelly

During a Mass for the Anointing of the Sick, the priest referred to the famous Caravaggio painting The Calling of St. Matthew. In it, Matthew sits at a table, surrounded by others, with a surprised look that Jesus is pointing directly at him. I imagined myself in the scene and completely empathized with Matthew’s surprise […]

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The Scripture, prayers, and reflections in Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2022 will inspire you to a richer daily spiritual experience throughout the liturgical year and invite you to develop a closer relationship with God.

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