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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.

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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 […]

IgnatianSpirituality.com ® is a service of Loyola Press, a Jesuit ministry.

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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Discernment in Making Lenten Plans

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 05:30

What will you do during Lent this year? Will you fast from certain food and drink? Build in more prayer than usual? Make more donations of money, time, or talent? Attend Mass more often? Use a special Lenten devotional book for your prayer time? Although the basic activities of Lent stay constant in Church Tradition—prayer, […]

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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 Inner Chapel

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 05:30

Every morning I wake up and make my way in my pajamas to the coffee pot in our kitchen. Ever since we got married, my husband lovingly has set the coffee so that it’s brewed before I get there. I pour a pottery mug full of hot black coffee. I cherish that first sip in […]

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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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Love in Deed

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 05:30

“Love is shown more in deeds than in words.” Many of us have heard this Ignatian idea, but what does it really mean? At the simplest level, St. Ignatius Loyola means that love is not simply about how we feel inside or what our good intentions are towards another person, but what we do, in […]

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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.

Click through to read the full article Love in Deed, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

Categories: Things Jesuit

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