Resisting Grace

October 7, 2015 // 2 Comments

Grace can’t be earned, but it can be resisted. There are times when we prefer darkness to light, when revenge feels good and pleasure trumps virtue. Hating those who wound us comes easier and, at [...]

Instant and Magnificent Kindness

May 29, 2015 // 2 Comments

In A Purposeful Path: How Far Can You Go with $30, a Bus Ticket, and a Dream?, Casey Beaumier, SJ, tells the story of his “begging” pilgrimage during his formation as a Jesuit. The pilgrimage, [...]

Pentecost Astonishment

May 18, 2015 // 1 Comment

A fundamental element of Pentecost is astonishment. Our God is a God of astonishment; this we know. No one expected anything more from the disciples: after Jesus’ death they were a small, [...]

What Do You Really Want?

May 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Longtime dotMagis contributor Jim Manney has written a new book called What Do You Really Want? In it he examines Ignatian discernment. Manney shares that our most authentic desires have been given [...]

Going Out to Meet Others as Christ Bearers

April 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

We all need to ask ourselves if those who encounter us perceive the warmth of faith in our lives, if they see in our faces the joy of having encountered Christ! …The new evangelization is a renewed [...]

Connecting with the Stations of the Cross

March 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

We are all standing in front of a life-size image of Christ on the cross. For most of my life, the stations in churches I’ve visited have been small paintings or wall carvings placed at intervals, [...]

Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Purpose

February 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Authenticity is the first test of my values and purpose. If I say I’m here on earth to repair the world or to be holy, do I really, really mean it? Do these ideas make me live and work differently, [...]

Stories in Stones

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

I have a little bag of pebbles. They’re so attractive that I use them as visual aids for retreats and workshops. One day during a retreat in Ireland, I spread out the stones on a table. To my [...]

The Virtue of Hospitality: An Attitude of Heart

November 3, 2014 // 2 Comments

Hospitality is much more than a simple welcome or an offer of food or drink. Hospitality is an attitude of heart that opens us to others and receives them on their own terms. Henri Nouwen speaks of [...]

Toward a Different Kind of World with Pope Francis

October 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Time magazine is running an exclusive excerpt from Elisabetta Piqué’s new biography of Pope Francis: Life and Revolution. Read it here. Since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis in 2013, [...]
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