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Faith as a Lamp

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 05:30

Download free mini-posters with this and other inspiring quotes from On Faith by Pope Francis.

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In Always Discerning, Joseph A. Tetlow, SJ, shares how we can implement discernment into not only life’s big decisions but also into the everyday, more mundane choices we constantly have to make.

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A School of Discipleship

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 05:30

The Second Week [of the Spiritual Exercises] is a school of discipleship. In discipleship you enter into a relationship that leads you deeply into the sentiments, thoughts, and values of another person. This school requires patience, fueled by a great desire to know the other person. Though discipleship provides many values in itself, it is […]

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What might happen if you gave just one percent of your day to God? Transform your life with The 15-Minute Prayer Solution by Gary Jansen.

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Creativity and the Ignatian Spirit

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 05:30

Years before I’d ever heard of St. Ignatius Loyola and his Spiritual Exercises, I was learning spiritual principles through creative writing. I had been writing stories, poems, and songs since my early teens, and when I got serious about learning how to write, decades later, I discovered that creativity is in fact a spiritual function. […]

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What might happen if you gave just one percent of your day to God? Transform your life with The 15-Minute Prayer Solution by Gary Jansen.

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Retreat and Healing Forgiveness

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 05:30

Each summer I embark on an eight-day silent retreat at a retreat center. It is one of my favorite parts of the year, as it is a chance to reconnect more deeply with God in a slower, more intensive way. This year, I came to retreat in the midst of a powerful conflict with a […]

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What might happen if you gave just one percent of your day to God? Transform your life with The 15-Minute Prayer Solution by Gary Jansen.

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Joyful Scenes Inspired by the Joyful Mysteries

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 05:30

As an on-call shelter volunteer, I spent some evening hours in a mother-baby unit with a woman whose child was less than a day old. Her family was too far to be physically present; we volunteers offered round-the-clock patient advocacy and, most importantly, motherly love. I sat from 8 until 10 p.m. while mom nursed, […]

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For all who sense that there is a missing peace in their lives, Busy Lives & Restless Souls by Becky Eldredge will help them find it—right where they are.

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Let’s Talk About Dreams

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 05:30

When I speak of dreams here, I don’t mean the mind’s journeys while you’re sleeping. I refer to dreams—visions, imaginings—you have for yourself, for those you love, for your larger community. Dreams do make a difference, but how exactly? When has a dream sent your life in a different direction? When has a dream given […]

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For all who sense that there is a missing peace in their lives, Busy Lives & Restless Souls by Becky Eldredge will help them find it—right where they are.

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Befriending a Rat

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 05:30

In our urban backyard, we have a chicken coop constructed just right to fit our five, almost full-grown chickens. My animal-loving family promises me eggs are just around the corner. Having a chicken coop in the backyard, however, means other animals are sometimes attracted to our yard at night—including, most recently, a pesky, neighborhood rat […]

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For all who sense that there is a missing peace in their lives, Busy Lives & Restless Souls by Becky Eldredge will help them find it—right where they are.

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Get Quiet

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 05:30

The modern world, for all its marvels, is simply too noisy for our own good. We cannot think straight with the cacophony of competing values presented by advertisements, the media, politicians, and the people around us. In order to hear the sound of God’s voice, we must turn down the sound of the world. We […]

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By discerning our deepest desires, we discover our truest selves. Read Tim Muldoon’s Living Against the Grain.

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A Different Kind of Souvenir

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 05:30

My husband and I recently took a vacation to a nearby beach and state park, and I returned with a divine souvenir. I was looking forward to spending time immersed in the beauty of nature. There’s something about the simplicity of sun, sand, and water, of park greenery and free-roaming wildlife that easily connects my […]

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By discerning our deepest desires, we discover our truest selves. Read Tim Muldoon’s Living Against the Grain.

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Sitting with the Anima Christi Prayer

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 05:30

The Anima Christi prayer has been attributed to St. Ignatius Loyola, but it has ancient roots, having lived within the soul of the Christian community for many centuries. We can see why its phrases would be associated with Ignatius; it’s quite an incarnational prayer, connecting us to every aspect of Jesus the Christ—not merely his […]

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By discerning our deepest desires, we discover our truest selves. Read Tim Muldoon’s Living Against the Grain.

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Pope Francis Says… Posters

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 05:30

Decorate your space with the inspiring words of Pope Francis. Phrases encouraging joy, prayer, and sharing are paired with vibrant illustrations on a set of posters you can print for classroom walls or a child’s playroom. Words and images are from Pope Francis Says… and El Papa Francisco dice…, charming children’s books from Loyola Press. […]

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By discerning our deepest desires, we discover our truest selves. Read Tim Muldoon’s Living Against the Grain.

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Disappointing Photo

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 05:30

Through the window of our hotel room high above the streets, we could see it: The sun was setting, and it burned a gorgeous, brilliant orange, red, and yellow. I grabbed my camera and took a photo but was grievously disappointed by what I saw on the view screen: a little yellow dot—not even close. […]

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In Ignatian Spirituality A to Z, Jim Manney provides a brief, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and essential characters and events in Jesuit history.

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Confronting a 2,000-Year-Old Challenge

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 05:30

Recently I came across one of my favorite passages in the Gospel of Mark, the Parable of the Rich Young Man. In Mark 10:21, we learn, “Jesus looked at him and loved him.” I love that line, because in these seven words I find hope for all of us imperfect people. “Jesus looked at him,” […]

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In Ignatian Spirituality A to Z, Jim Manney provides a brief, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and essential characters and events in Jesuit history.

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Contemplative in Action

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 05:30

Ignatius has us consider how God dwells in everything, how God labors for us in all of creation, and how all good things and gifts come from God. If you come to experience the world in this way, then you are a contemplative in action—that is, one who finds God in all things. This Ignatian […]

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In Ignatian Spirituality A to Z, Jim Manney provides a brief, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and essential characters and events in Jesuit history.

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Men and Women for Others

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 05:30

It’s often said that people following an Ignatian path are working to become “men and women for others.” But what does that mean? The below episode of the Ignatian Way series explains. Other presentations in the complete series address themes of Ignatian prayer, decision making, and finding God in all things.

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In Ignatian Spirituality A to Z, Jim Manney provides a brief, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and essential characters and events in Jesuit history.

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Three Things I Learned About St. Ignatius While on Pilgrimage

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 05:30

This summer, I was gifted with the opportunity to go on a pilgrimage tracing the footsteps of St. Ignatius Loyola with a group of colleagues from my university. We traveled to Loyola, Spain—where Ignatius was born and had his conversion experience—Montserrat, Manresa, Barcelona, and Rome. The meaning of this experience is still unfolding, but there […]

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In Ignatian Spirituality A to Z, Jim Manney provides a brief, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and essential characters and events in Jesuit history.

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Alfred Delp “Wrestled with God”

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 05:30

Seventy-five years ago on August 15, the feast of the Assumption, the Jesuit Alfred Delp was due to make his final vows in the Society of Jesus. Instead, he was enduring interrogation and torture at the hands of the Gestapo in the Moabit Prison in Berlin. “How I wrestled with God that night,” he wrote […]

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In Ignatian Spirituality A to Z, Jim Manney provides a brief, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and essential characters and events in Jesuit history.

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God’s To-Do List for Me

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 05:30

This story is inspired by Luke 10:38–42. Jesus comes into my kitchen. “How can I help you with the meal, Martha?” he asks kindly, coming over to where we stand. He places a hand on her forearm. “Jesus, I feel burdened by my to-do list,” she says, still chopping vegetables. “Some days are harder than […]

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Discover 10 habits for a better life (and world) with Chris Lowney’s Make Today Matter.

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Sharing a Moment with a Stranger on Vacation

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 05:30

Entering Westminster Abbey on vacation with my 10-year-old son, I overheard a man with an American accent ask, “Can we take photos?” “No, sorry, sir,” the docent apologized. I remembered being disappointed my last visit when I realized no photos were allowed. The man wore an Ohio State T-shirt and khaki shorts. With sunglasses perched […]

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Discover 10 habits for a better life (and world) with Chris Lowney’s Make Today Matter.

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An Extraordinarily Ordinary Day

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 05:30

The season’s heat calls for a slower pace. Some of my ministries take a summer break, giving me time to catch my breath and reorganize files, get started reading that stack of books on my shelf, and enjoy the long daylight hours. Just when I thought, “This is great, just a slow, ordinary day,” God […]

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Discover 10 habits for a better life (and world) with Chris Lowney’s Make Today Matter.

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