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    Andy Otto

    Andy Otto is an Ignatian blogger and spiritual director. He currently works in adult faith formation and retreat direction at a Jesuit parish and retreat center in Atlanta, GA, where he lives with his wife and daughter. Andy is the author of God Moments and holds a master’s degree in theology and ministry from Boston College.

    Enkindling the World Before Lent

    This short period of Ordinary Time after the Christmas season is a great time to prepare ourselves for the season of Lent, leading to Christ’s Passion. We can spend...

    Tasting the Breeze

    I was recently asked how we can “turn down the noise” in our lives so we can better notice God around us. What I don’t think we actually do...

    Advent Waiting

    I’m usually not a big fan of waiting. My wife and I are pregnant, and our daughter is due to arrive at the very end of December. These days...

    Self-Awareness: The Oxygen of the Spiritual Life

    In one of my recent classes I mentioned the term “self-awareness” and discovered that most of my students did not know what it meant. We interestingly live in a...

    Our Intrusive God

    During my summer off from teaching, one might think it would be easier for me to make time for God, yet I found myself either working on my writing...

    Sight Is the Seed of Contemplation

    The Examen begins with an awareness of God’s presence, imagining God gazing upon us with love. It’s this gaze that taps us into the importance of our sense of...