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Finding God in the Mess Lenten Read-Along: Rewind the Day

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 05:30

In an anxiety-filled world, take a few moments to: Quietly retrace your day in your mind’s eye. Begin with the moment you awoke this morning, right to this very moment. See the events and the people you came across today. Remember the emotions you felt. Watch the video below to hear Brendan McManus, SJ, read […]

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Take an Ignatian journey through the Stations of the Cross with Gary Jansen’s Station to Station.

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Watching Fireworks

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 05:30

This post is based on Week Six of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. Editor’s note: This article was written before we started practicing social distancing to avoid the spread of sickness. While we can’t visit theme parks right now, the lessons children can teach adults are as relevant as in Jesus’ time. Our family stood outside […]

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Take an Ignatian journey through the Stations of the Cross with Gary Jansen’s Station to Station.

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Seven Spiritual Strategies for a Time of Pandemic

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 05:30

1. Pray. God is listening. I firmly believe that God is with us, as close as we are to ourselves, and even closer. When I pray, I wait for God to reply, not always knowing how God will reply, but trusting that God will. When I pray for others, such as my mother who lives […]

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Take an Ignatian journey through the Stations of the Cross with Gary Jansen’s Station to Station.

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Finding God in the Mess Lenten Read-Along: Fear and Trust

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 05:30

Brendan McManus, SJ, has some relevant advice for us in this time of pandemic, as he talks about fear and trust: “We can’t make ourselves not be afraid. But we can develop the ability to trust and see the big picture. This will happen mostly through silence, centering ourselves, and praying.” Watch the video below […]

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Take an Ignatian journey through the Stations of the Cross with Gary Jansen’s Station to Station.

Click through to read the full article Finding God in the Mess Lenten Read-Along: Fear and Trust, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

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In Concert with Christ

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 05:30

This post is based on Week Five of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. The popular hip hop artist took the stage as 15,000-plus fans cheered. He danced and jumped and ran the length of the catwalk while dazzling lights, smoke, and fireworks filled the arena. Confetti shot from cannons. Glittery “snow” fell from the rafters. The […]

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Take an Ignatian journey through the Stations of the Cross with Gary Jansen’s Station to Station.

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Opening Doors in Lent

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 05:30

Editor’s note: This article was written before we started practicing social distancing to avoid the spread of sickness. But the lesson of being compassionate is still timely, if enacted differently these weeks. Peering through my frozen breath, I gazed at the people happily chatting with steaming cups in hand. Between us stood a thick door. […]

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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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Finding God in the Mess Lenten Read-Along: Still Connected to Each Other

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 05:30

If you’re participating in our Finding God in the Mess Read-Along, you’ll notice that one of the chapters addresses how we connect to each other in a world driving toward a contactless society. Our planned video for today features Brendan McManus, SJ, reading that chapter, in fact. But the text takes on a different meaning […]

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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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Sent from God

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 05:30

This post is based on Week Four of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure and inspired by Luke 1:26. I wait by God’s throne, ready to spring into action at any second. I stand in awe of Divine Majesty as I watch the Trinity love each other. It’s a frighteningly blinding, powerful love. It even dares to […]

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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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Ignatian Wisdom for Troubled Times

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 05:30

What might St. Ignatius give us as advice in these times of COVID-19? Nikolaas Sintobin, SJ, in the voice of St. Ignatius, shares four tips to get through these troubled times in an article for the Jesuits in Ireland. Sintobin is the author of Jesuits Telling Jokes: A (Serious) Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality. Author Tim […]

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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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Coronavirus Response Examen and Lesson

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 05:30

Acknowledge how you are feeling in this moment. If being calm is hard, acknowledge it. If you find yourself frustrated or stressed, acknowledge it. God wants to be present in all parts of our lives—not just the easy or serene moments. So begins a special Examen for Life During COVID-19. Susan Haarman shares this adaptation […]

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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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Finding God in the Mess Lenten Read-Along: Lives of Joy

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 05:30

To live lives of joy is not to depend on happiness or temporary experiences. It is to seek out the better path and walk it. Watch the video below to hear Jim Deeds read the rest of this excerpt from Finding God in the Mess: Meditations for Mindful Living, which he co-authored with Brendan McManus, […]

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

Click through to read the full article Finding God in the Mess Lenten Read-Along: Lives of Joy, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

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Boxes by the Seaside

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 05:30

This parable is based on Week Three of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. A man stepped out his front door and stumbled on a box. He recognized it immediately as one of his very bad habits, and he felt discouraged. Not this again. “I can take care of this,” he thought proudly as he picked up […]

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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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Lunchtime Examen for Lent

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 05:30

Consider praying with the Lunchtime Examen as we continue our journey through Lent. Jim Manney leads six audio sessions of prayer, addressing questions such as “Why is this a good way to pray?” and “What do our feelings have to do with prayer?” Journal pages are also provided. Manney is the author of A Simple, […]

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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.

Click through to read the full article Lunchtime Examen for Lent, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

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Finding God in the Mess Lenten Read-Along: Irrepressible Mystery

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 05:30

Life itself is a mystery. And a glorious one at that! How did we get here? What is life all about? Wonderful mysteries! Perhaps in the face of these mysteries, we could simply—just for a short while—rest in the mystery. Watch the video below to hear Jim Deeds read the rest of this excerpt from […]

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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.

Click through to read the full article Finding God in the Mess Lenten Read-Along: Irrepressible Mystery, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

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Seeing Goodness and Grace

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 05:30

This post is based on Week Two of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. Toilet paper? Tax bills and late payments? Finding God in all things isn’t always easy. The Examen helps me see goodness and grace. To get me started, I use a formula learned from a holy friend: God, I come before you, knowing you […]

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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.

Click through to read the full article Seeing Goodness and Grace, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

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A Time to Experience Emotion with Jesus

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 05:30

I remember the smooth, slippery feel of vinyl seats in the waiting room. I remember the sounds of children climbing all over the large, soft blocks in the middle of the room. There was the muffled sound of a woman at the counter asking a question. And there was a young mom holding tight to […]

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

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Finding God in the Mess Lenten Read-Along: Within the Heart

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 05:30

What occurs in the blood within the heart is so similar to what occurs in our lives. Just like blood, we can become in need of being enriched. We can (and do) lose our way in life, become disconnected from healthy ways of living and being with ourselves and others. We can also find ourselves […]

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

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My Mother’s Prayer

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 05:30

This post is based on Week One of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. Going through my mom’s prayer book after her death, I found a copy of the Anima Christi. At first this prayer didn’t capture my interest, but as time passed, it kept popping up here and there. I decided if St. Ignatius recommended it, […]

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

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We Must Learn How to Love Every Day

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 07:53

Knowing how to love is never something acquired once and for all. We must begin anew every day. We must practice it so that our love for the brothers and sisters we encounter may become mature and free from limitations or sins that render it incomplete, egotistical, sterile, or unfaithful. Listen to this: we must […]

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Go on a personal at-home prayer retreat with An Invitation to Love by William A. Barry, SJ.

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The Shoes of a Pilgrim

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 05:30

Last year when my husband and I were on an Ignatian pilgrimage, our group celebrated Mass in the rooms where St. Ignatius had lived and died that have been preserved at the Church of the Gesù in Rome. There, behind glass, I gazed upon the well-worn leather shoes of St. Ignatius. I imagined these shoes […]

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Go on a personal at-home prayer retreat with An Invitation to Love by William A. Barry, SJ.

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