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Praying with 3-D Glasses

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 05:30

Have you ever prayed in 3-D? I have. If you’ve ever prayed the Examen, you’ve prayed in 3-D too. I took my great-granddaughters to see the latest animated children’s movie. It was about living with dogs and cats, something we could all relate to, so we decided to splurge and see the 3-D feature. (Why […]

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In The Ignatian Adventure, Kevin O’Brien, SJ, follows St. Ignatius’s lead and offers today’s time-strapped individual a unique way of making the Spiritual Exercises in daily life.

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Wonderful People

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 05:30

If you follow Jesus of Nazareth, then you will come to know others who follow him. This means that a lot of wonderful people will bring joy to your life. Enjoy this video excerpt from my Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living.

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In The Ignatian Adventure, Kevin O’Brien, SJ, follows St. Ignatius’s lead and offers today’s time-strapped individual a unique way of making the Spiritual Exercises in daily life.

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Exploring the Examen Step-by-Step: Give Thanks

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 05:30

Editor’s note: We continue our series exploring each of the steps of the Examen. We’re using the Examen version from Jim Manney’s book, A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer. We’ll look at a different step each week. 2. Give thanks. In his book, A Simple, Life Changing Prayer, Jim Manney summarizes the second step of the Examen […]

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Explore best practices from a 450-year-old company that changed the world in Heroic Leadership by Chris Lowney.

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If You Are Looking for God, God Will Find You

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 05:30

I happen to believe that “if you are looking for God, God will find you.” Ignatius of Loyola or Mother Teresa would have likewise believed that even as we are looking, and even when we mostly feel lost, God is somehow finding us, whether or not it feels that way to us. Ignatius believed (as […]

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Explore best practices from a 450-year-old company that changed the world in Heroic Leadership by Chris Lowney.

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Right Place at the Right Time

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 05:30

Our city councilman and the mayor were leaving the coffee shop where our woman’s spirituality group meets weekly. We waved hello, introduced ourselves, and thanked them for working on behalf of people who are homeless. While the mayor needed to hurry off, the councilman stayed a bit longer to talk briefly about ways to address […]

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Explore best practices from a 450-year-old company that changed the world in Heroic Leadership by Chris Lowney.

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Exploring the Examen Step-by-Step: Ask God for Light

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 05:30

Editor’s note: Today we begin a series exploring each of the steps of the Examen. We’re using the Examen version from Jim Manney’s book, A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer. We’ll look at a different step each week. 1. Ask God for light. Whenever I pray the Examen, asking for God’s light is essential. To ask for […]

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Explore best practices from a 450-year-old company that changed the world in Heroic Leadership by Chris Lowney.

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Small Changes for a Big Year: Explore the Mess

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 05:30

Be brave and look carefully at the messiness in your life. Enjoy this video excerpt from Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living. Make 2020 your best year yet with a book that will guide you through small changes you can make for a big year. Take 30% off selected titles at LoyolaPress.com, including Small Simple […]

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Approach the Examen in fresh ways with Reimagining the Ignatian Examen by Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ.

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Three Small Changes for a Big Year

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 05:30

Editor’s note: This week we’ve invited our dotMagis bloggers to reflect on small changes for a big year. Once a year from grade school all the way up through early high school, my physical education classes tested us on our level of physical fitness. The tests included things like sit-ups, pull-ups, jumping rope, and in […]

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Small Changes for a Big Year: Choose Silence

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 05:30

Editor’s note: This week we’ve invited our dotMagis bloggers to reflect on small changes for a big year. What if a new year wasn’t about more, but less? We make our lists, our resolutions, our goals. What if we stopped, simplified, slowed down? What if we chose less noise? This year, choose silence. It is […]

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In Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living, author, editor, and retreat leader Vinita Hampton Wright offers her trademark compassion and encouragement to lift readers up and help propel them forward.

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Lift Our Gaze

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 05:30

On the feast of the Epiphany, as we recall Jesus’ manifestation to humanity in the face of a Child, may we sense the Magi at our side, as wise companions on the way. Their example helps us to lift our gaze toward the star and to follow the great desires of our heart. They teach […]

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In Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living, author, editor, and retreat leader Vinita Hampton Wright offers her trademark compassion and encouragement to lift readers up and help propel them forward.

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Counting the Year’s Gifts

Wed, 01/01/2020 - 05:30

Happy New Year! Before we jump into the new year of dotMagis posts, let’s reflect on all the gifts of Ignatian spirituality. In the spring and summer of 2019, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of IgnatianSpirituality.com by “Counting the Gifts of Ignatian Spirituality.” Review any posts you missed from that special series here. Enjoy the […]

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In Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living, author, editor, and retreat leader Vinita Hampton Wright offers her trademark compassion and encouragement to lift readers up and help propel them forward.

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An Examen of Quiet

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 05:30

Give thanks. Thank the Lord for all that you see and hear. And then thank the Lord for moments of quiet, brief though many may be. Thank the Lord for what might be revealed in the quiet. Ask for the Spirit. Ask the Lord to help you stop making excuses and start carving out time, […]

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In Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living, author, editor, and retreat leader Vinita Hampton Wright offers her trademark compassion and encouragement to lift readers up and help propel them forward.

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Bethlehem Moments

Fri, 12/27/2019 - 05:30

I settled into the chair in the little wallpapered room and admired the candlelit crèche. While I gathered my thoughts, my spiritual director excused herself to pop some bread into the oven. I could smell the loaves starting to bake as we talked about the ways in which I perceived God working in my life. […]

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In Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living, author, editor, and retreat leader Vinita Hampton Wright offers her trademark compassion and encouragement to lift readers up and help propel them forward.

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Merry Christmas!

Wed, 12/25/2019 - 05:30

May you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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In Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living, author, editor, and retreat leader Vinita Hampton Wright offers her trademark compassion and encouragement to lift readers up and help propel them forward.

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Small Simple Ways: Keys to an Open Soul

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 05:30

This post is part of the Advent retreat, “Small Simple Ways to Open Mind, Heart, and Spirit.” Watch the retreat introduction video here. The posts for previous weeks of this Advent retreat have addressed opening mind, heart, and spirit to God. As we continue through the final week of Advent, we might consider some keys […]

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In Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living, author, editor, and retreat leader Vinita Hampton Wright offers her trademark compassion and encouragement to lift readers up and help propel them forward.

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Living the Ignatian Way

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 05:30

The Ignatian way is one that busy laypeople can find a home in today. The elements and guiding principles of Ignatian spirituality resonate and can be practiced easily within the realities of everyday life. Living the Ignatian way offers an alternative approach to walking through the busyness of life. It is a posture that allows […]

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In Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living, author, editor, and retreat leader Vinita Hampton Wright offers her trademark compassion and encouragement to lift readers up and help propel them forward.

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Faith-Filled Waiting

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 05:30

God is teaching me the difference between worldly waiting and faith-filled waiting. I was recently diagnosed with a pulmonary condition that could eventually be life-threatening. After the initial diagnosis, I had to wait a month to see a specialist and get my many questions answered. Then there were numerous tests scheduled to determine the cause, […]

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In Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living, author, editor, and retreat leader Vinita Hampton Wright offers her trademark compassion and encouragement to lift readers up and help propel them forward.

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Small Simple Ways to Open Your Spirit to God During Advent

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 05:30

This post is part of the Advent retreat, “Small Simple Ways to Open Mind, Heart, and Spirit.” Watch the retreat introduction video here. During this week of Advent, let’s ponder what it means to open our spirit to God. We’ve talked about opening our mind—our perceptions and expectations. We’ve also talked about opening our heart—through […]

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In Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living, author, editor, and retreat leader Vinita Hampton Wright offers her trademark compassion and encouragement to lift readers up and help propel them forward.

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Sent to Tell What I Saw

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 05:30

This story is inspired by Matthew 11:2–6. Gripping the cell bars outside John’s dank prison, I refused to leave. John shook his head. “I’m not the Messiah. He’s out there. Will you recognize him?” With a heart aching, I replied, “We need you to identify him for us. And we need you to keep preaching […]

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In Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living, author, editor, and retreat leader Vinita Hampton Wright offers her trademark compassion and encouragement to lift readers up and help propel them forward.

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Silent Prayer in Advent

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 05:30

Many Advent hymns feature the idea of silence: “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent,” or, “My Soul in Stillness Waits.” And then there is the beloved Christmas carol, “Silent Night.” Yet in our culture, silence can be hard to come by. We are often busy with work, holiday preparations for meals, shopping for gifts, and […]

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In God’s Voice Within, Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, shows us how to use Ignatian discernment to understand that the most trustworthy wisdom of all comes not from outside sources, but from God working through us.

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