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Storing Consolations Like the Flowers

7 hours 8 min ago

By Marina Berzins McCoy

St. Ignatius offers us a key principle for how to navigate the ups and downs of life: use the gifts of consolation wisely. He counsels that in times of desolation, we ought to remember times of consolation. Then, in times of consolation, store up these experiences for later when we might need them, as in […]

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In The Way to Manresa , Brendan McManus, SJ, travels along the Ignatian Camino pilgrimage trail to Manresa, where St. Ignatius penned his Spiritual Exercises. This walk takes McManus on a physical and spiritual journey that will lead him down a path of deep discernment.

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Leaping into Puddles

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 05:30

By Gretchen Crowder

When was the last time you jumped into a puddle? I don’t mean walking into one, gingerly hoping your socks stay somewhat dry. I mean starting about 10 feet back so you can gain some momentum and then leaping full-bodied into the air. There are distinct feelings associated both with the moment of leap and […]

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In The Way to Manresa , Brendan McManus, SJ, travels along the Ignatian Camino pilgrimage trail to Manresa, where St. Ignatius penned his Spiritual Exercises. This walk takes McManus on a physical and spiritual journey that will lead him down a path of deep discernment.

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Screen Time and St. Ignatius

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 05:30

By Shemaiah Gonzalez

It’s happened again. I have spent 30… 45… 60 minutes on social media. I’m not sure why I do it. I logged on to see how my old friend from high school was doing, and then I remembered my Kindergarten teacher and wanted to see how she was, and then before I knew it, I […]

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In The Way to Manresa , Brendan McManus, SJ, travels along the Ignatian Camino pilgrimage trail to Manresa, where St. Ignatius penned his Spiritual Exercises. This walk takes McManus on a physical and spiritual journey that will lead him down a path of deep discernment.

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Encountering the Spirit in the House of Cornelius

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 05:30

By Loretta Pehanich

This story is inspired by Acts 10:30–49. Let me introduce myself: I’m a centurion who was in Cornelius’s house when the Holy Spirit poured down upon us. What does the Holy Spirit feel like? It was as if a breeze of warm air permeated my soul, and my fears disappeared. The shame over my previous […]

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In The Way to Manresa , Brendan McManus, SJ, travels along the Ignatian Camino pilgrimage trail to Manresa, where St. Ignatius penned his Spiritual Exercises. This walk takes McManus on a physical and spiritual journey that will lead him down a path of deep discernment.

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William Barry, SJ: Life, Legacy, and the Ignatian Year

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 05:30

By dotMagis Editor

To kick off the Ignatian Year, Loyola Press is bringing together some of the great minds of Ignatian spirituality to reflect on and discuss the works of William A. Barry, SJ. Many readers of dotMagis will be familiar with Fr. Barry, a veteran spiritual director and prolific writer on Ignatian spirituality, who died in December […]

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In The Way to Manresa , Brendan McManus, SJ, travels along the Ignatian Camino pilgrimage trail to Manresa, where St. Ignatius penned his Spiritual Exercises. This walk takes McManus on a physical and spiritual journey that will lead him down a path of deep discernment.

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Ignatius at University: Finding His Tribe

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 05:30

By Vinita Hampton Wright

Each of us grows up and goes searching for our tribe. Our tribe is the group of people with whom we most easily relate. I could call this “community,” but “tribe” is more specific. We share passions, goals, and even personality traits. Often, we share a life mission. God is working through the years to […]

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Finding God in the Mess by Jim Deeds and Brendan McManus, SJ, is the perfect tool to help us learn to pause, to take time to be with God, to contemplate our lives, and to recognize God’s presence in all of it, especially the hard times.

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The Ignatian Way for the Ignatian Year

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 05:30

By dotMagis Editor

Soon we’ll begin an Ignatian Year for the Society of Jesus and all who follow the ways of Ignatian spirituality. May 20, 2021, the starting date for the year, is the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius Loyola’s injury during the Battle of Pamplona, which ultimately led to his conversion from soldier to saint. We here […]

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Finding God in the Mess by Jim Deeds and Brendan McManus, SJ, is the perfect tool to help us learn to pause, to take time to be with God, to contemplate our lives, and to recognize God’s presence in all of it, especially the hard times.

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Can I Really Tell God How I Feel?

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 05:30

By Rebecca Ruiz

I was talking with a friend the other day, and she said, “I am so sad and angry and disappointed that I just can’t pray! I feel too much negativity right now. I’ve got to get myself together before I can pray again.” The situation my friend is dealing with is difficult. I understand that […]

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Finding God in the Mess by Jim Deeds and Brendan McManus, SJ, is the perfect tool to help us learn to pause, to take time to be with God, to contemplate our lives, and to recognize God’s presence in all of it, especially the hard times.

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Five Steps to Transform Negativity Through Prayer

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 05:30

By Brendan McManus, SJ

St. Ignatius, who initially knew life as a vain soldier and courtier, was able to turn his superficial life around by attending to his inner life of thoughts, desires, and feelings. Ignatius offers us some helpful tips from his Spiritual Exercises that help us understand our humanity and make it work for our advantage in […]

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Experiencing God in the Ordinary by William A. Barry, SJ, nurtures our hope that God is always present and can be found in an ordinary day.

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Listening as a Spiritual Practice

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 05:30

By dotMagis Editor

“Try to increase the amount of listening you do each day,” suggests Spiritual Practices for the Brain author Anne Kertz Kernion in this brief video. By listening intently, we’ll feel happier and live more fully in the present moment.

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Experiencing God in the Ordinary by William A. Barry, SJ, nurtures our hope that God is always present and can be found in an ordinary day.

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The Continuing Gifts of the Resurrection

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 05:30

By Marina Berzins McCoy

This spring, I have enjoyed watching the birds come to our backyard birdfeeder. After a long winter, I refilled the feeder and within a day or two, enjoyed the sight of a chickadee, cardinal, juvenile blue jay, and a nuthatch. The latter likes to stand upside down to get his food. My feeder, a gift […]

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Experiencing God in the Ordinary by William A. Barry, SJ, nurtures our hope that God is always present and can be found in an ordinary day.

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Looking Back on Prayer

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 05:30

By Vinita Hampton Wright

We can look back on prayer in more than one way. Judge what is most helpful for you at this time. Prayer at Different Life Stages Look back on how prayer has been for you at different life stages or at different spiritual stages. For instance, my earliest prayers were rote, learned at church at […]

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In The Inner Chapel: Embracing the Promises of God, Becky Eldredge introduces readers to the sacred place within each person where God wants to love us unconditionally.

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Our Neighbor

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 05:30

By Shemaiah Gonzalez

Someone we love is dying. Our neighbor is near 90. Her body has been slowing down for a while now. We are not surprised, but we are grieved. My family’s path crossed hers nearly a decade ago when I was a new mother. While my oldest was in preschool, my younger son and I would […]

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In The Inner Chapel: Embracing the Promises of God, Becky Eldredge introduces readers to the sacred place within each person where God wants to love us unconditionally.

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His Face in My Mirror

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 05:30

By Loretta Pehanich

This story is inspired by Luke 7:36–50 and John 12:1–8. I bought that expensive perfumed oil for myself. I don’t think I’m wealthy, but I do have enough money to spend on whatever I want. I planned to use the oil to soften my dry skin—to make me more attractive. I admit vanity is my […]

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In The Inner Chapel: Embracing the Promises of God, Becky Eldredge introduces readers to the sacred place within each person where God wants to love us unconditionally.

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Blessed Be the Upsetter of Hearts

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 05:30

By dotMagis Editor

We share this excerpt in honor of St. Peter Faber’s birthday, April 13. “Desire what is essential and original,” Faber writes in Memoriale. This sentence gets at the psychological brilliance of the Exercises and how they specifically transformed Peter’s life. Faber discovers that desires are good, not bad, and that finding what’s essential in the […]

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In A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer, Jim Manney introduces the Examen as the prayer that dramatically altered his perception of prayer and the way he prayed.

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The Posture of Accompaniment

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 05:30

By Becky Eldredge

I keep posted in my office a note from my husband that includes two phrases: “It’s not about you. Accompany them.” I first discovered this note a few months back taped to my computer screen minutes before I began facilitating a virtual retreat. These six words nestled in a note of love and encouragement reminded […]

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In A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer, Jim Manney introduces the Examen as the prayer that dramatically altered his perception of prayer and the way he prayed.

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Consoling Love

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 05:30

By Jean Heaton

This post is based on Week Eight of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. In the movie, Steel Magnolias, a famous scene takes place in a cemetery where the mother M’Lynn is surrounded by her four good friends just after she’s buried her only daughter. M’Lynn exclaims, “I don’t think I can take this. I just want […]

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In A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer, Jim Manney introduces the Examen as the prayer that dramatically altered his perception of prayer and the way he prayed.

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One Egg at a Time

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 05:30

By Gretchen Crowder

I can still see him: a little boy, barely over one year old, sitting on the lawn in his plaid green overalls surrounded by little plastic Easter eggs, with a smear of chocolate across his cheeks. He had just finished quite a successful Easter egg hunt, resulting in a haul of more than a dozen […]

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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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The Anima Christi on Good Friday

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 05:30

By dotMagis Editor

Marina Berzins McCoy writes in her post, The Anima Christi During Holy Week: Jesus’ wounds also serve as a resting place for us. “Within your wounds hide me” speaks of uniting our own wounds to those of Jesus. By placing ourselves within his wounded side, hands, and feet, our own wounds become known, transformed, 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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The Courage to Accompany Those Who Suffer

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 05:30

By Jean Heaton

This post is based on Week Seven of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. Every year, when I read the Scripture passages that recall the Crucifixion of Christ, apprehension begins to creep into my consciousness. I don’t want to remember what they are going to do to Jesus. I don’t want to hear those details. It’s too […]

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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.

Click through to read the full article The Courage to Accompany Those Who Suffer, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

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