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Breathe Hope

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 05:30

Pope Francis’s words of wisdom on Christian hope compiled in the book, On Hope, speak almost prophetically to our times: Christian hope…is very important, because hope never disappoints. Optimism disappoints, but hope does not. We have such need in these times that can appear dark, in which we sometimes feel disoriented by the evil and […]

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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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Pointing Our Longings to God

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 05:30

I hear our longing as a people right now. Even though we are in the season of Easter, it feels like we are still in Lent. We are groaning and crying out in our shared global suffering. We are facing uncertainty, loss, grief, and isolation. There is a stripping away of many of our human […]

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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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Ascending with Ignatius

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 05:30

Father Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, will be leading a 30-day at-home retreat: Ascending with Ignatius. The retreat runs April 25 through May 24, 2020. Thibodeaux is the author of books including Reimagining the Ignatian Examen (also available as an ebook, audiobook, and in Spanish) and the upcoming Ignatian Discernment of Spirits in Spiritual Direction and […]

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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 Ascending with Ignatius, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

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Recognizing the Resurrection Takes Time

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 05:30

Easter is a season of celebration and joy. But what about times when we struggle with adversity: illness, grief, fear, or uncertainty about the future? At these moments, it may seem less clear how the Easter story is our story. I take comfort in knowing that this was exactly the situation for Jesus’ friends and […]

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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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Taking the Ignatius Challenge

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 05:30

Many years before St. Ignatius Loyola dedicated his life to the service of the faith, he was a battle-injured soldier, laid up in his family’s castle for months on end. Probably like many of us in these unexpected days of quarantining and illness, he never expected or planned for this life of solitude, let alone […]

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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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What Does It Mean to Live the Resurrection?

Fri, 04/17/2020 - 05:30

I write this from my home office, during a time of “sheltering at home” due to a worldwide pandemic. Did I just write those words? Is this truly our reality? Every day I ask myself if all this is really happening. And every day it is. And now it’s time to write of resurrection—Jesus’ Resurrection. […]

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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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Thomas Experiences Joy

Wed, 04/15/2020 - 05:30

This post is based on Week Eight of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure and inspired by John 20:24–29. I’d gone out for provisions. They were afraid to go. On my return the room was lighter, jubilant even. Rather than moping in solitary soul-searching, people were now chatting eagerly in small groups. “We’ve seen the Lord!” they […]

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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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Living a Resurrection Life

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 05:30

Here in Seattle, when the first restrictions came down, barring us from Mass for a few weeks, I said to my husband, “This Easter is going to be the best ever, you know, besides the first one.” I imagined how glorious it would be to come out of isolation to celebrate with my Church. Yet […]

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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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Jesus, Remember Me

Fri, 04/10/2020 - 05:30

Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” —Luke 23:42–43 Jesus was nailed to a scaffolding, dying by crucifixion, when the criminal being crucified next to him asked if Jesus might remember him—I suppose he was referring […]

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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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Stay with My Son

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 05:30

This post is based on Week Seven of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. I picked up a prayer book and out fell a bookmark showing a mosaic detail of Our Lady of Perpetual Help from the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. I stared. Sometimes, like this time, God leads me into a prayer that I never […]

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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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Present with Them in Their Suffering

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 05:30

Do you know what a night terror is? Before having children, I think I had only seen one on TV. And that glimpse into a screenwriter’s depiction of a night terror did not prepare me for what one actually was. For a while, one twin would get night terrors every time he spiked a fever […]

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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: 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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