About Tim Muldoon
Tim Muldoon is the author a number of books, including The Ignatian Workout, Longing to Love, and Living Against the Grain, as well as many essays. He edits the journal Integritas: Advancing the Mission of Catholic Higher Education, a publication of the Boston College Roundtable. He, his wife, and their children live west of Boston.

The Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat: Second Week of Lent

In this week’s Ignatian Workout for Lent exercise, we consider the theme “The Sick Need a Doctor.” Listen to Tim Muldoon’s reflection below. If you’d like, share some of your own reflections in the comments. Prayer Begin to make a habit of the Examen, a prayer of reflection, over the course of the day, with an eye to better understanding where God is moving you. As you look over the day, where do you feel […]

The Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat: First Week of Lent

Jesus calls us to repent and believe in the good news. We consider that in this week’s exercise in our Ignatian Workout for Lent. Listen to Tim Muldoon’s reflection below. If you’d like, share some of your own reflections in the comments. Prayer Bring to prayer your desire to be part of something greater than yourself. Ask God to help you name which specific desires point you in the direction of that “something greater”—God’s project—and […]

The Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat: Week of Ash Wednesday

Welcome to the week of Ash Wednesday. Pause and survey the landscape as you begin this online retreat, your Ignatian Workout for Lent. Listen to Tim Muldoon’s reflection below. If you’d like, share some of your own reflections in the comments. Prayer Pray the words of Psalm 139 slowly, speaking to God. Imagine God as a novelist and you a character in the novel, or God as a sculptor working to create you. What feelings […]

Introduction to the Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat

In his book, The Ignatian Workout for Lent, Tim Muldoon applies the principles of discernment, reflection, and action to guide readers to grow in love and transformation. The book includes 40 exercises organized according to the four weeks of the Spiritual Exercises. We’re also offering an online retreat this year based on Tim’s book. Each Monday here at dotMagis, Tim will share an audio reflection based on an exercise from the book, accompanied by suggestions […]

Football and Discernment

Now that I have a son, I find my lingering doubts about football coming to a head. With the Super Bowl upon us, I find myself wondering whether it is for the greater glory and praise of the divine majesty to watch the game. Consider these two well-wrought essays: the first, by Steve Almond at the New York Times: Medical research has confirmed that football can cause catastrophic brain injury — not as a rare […]

Sport Unites Us

This past week Pope Francis met with delegates from the European Olympic committees, in advance of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next February.  He suggests that sport unites us, and provides fertile ground for thinking about the spiritual life. Indeed, the practice of sport stimulates one to healthily overcome oneself and one’s own selfishness and to train oneself in the spirit of sacrifice and … promotes loyalty in interpersonal relationships, friendship, and respect for […]

Jesuit Basketball

There’s a terrific new video from the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, just in time for the 2013-14 college basketball season. It features classic teams as well as new ones from the 28 institutions in the United States, and highlights the unique mission of this consortium. Check it out even if you are not a basketball fan. If you’re receiving this through e-mail, click through to watch the video Jesuit Basketball.

Spiritual Leadership

America Magazine has published an address of the Superior General of the Jesuits, Very Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, who recently met in Chicago with the board chairs and presidents of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. His subject was spiritual leadership in Jesuit institutions. [I]n the understanding of St. Ignatius, the principal function of a leader is to help the members of a community grow to become the living presence of […]

Practice Love

A friend shared with me a fascinating video (h/t CBS News) about a photographer who went out onto the streets of New York City to ask complete strangers to pose with one another as if they were intimate friends or family. What is fascinating about it is that those who participated—even in spite of initial awkwardness—reported feeling that they began to care for the people to whom they were introduced. I have long suspected that […]

Should We Proselytize?

The latest of the now-weekly bombshells to emerge from the Holy See is an interview that Pope Francis gave to the influential atheist founder of La Repubblica, the most widely read Italian daily (poorly translated English version here). He joked with Eugenio Scalfari that “my friends think you want to convert me,” to which Scalfari responded that this was a joke, since he’d heard the same about Pope Francis! The interview got off to an interesting start. […]

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