The Joyful Season

February 2, 2016 // 1 Comment

Lent originally meant “springtime,” and so we can view it as a springtime for the spirit. It is a time also to spring clean the cave of our hearts! Whatever the variations in the practice of Lent [...]

Stories in Stones

January 26, 2016 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

Dear Pope Francis

January 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

What would you write in a letter to the Pope? Children around the world were invited to send their questions to Pope Francis, and he personally responded to 30 of them in his first book for children, [...]

Praying with America

December 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Prayer can be difficult to write about, because trying to explain it is something like trying to pin down a butterfly. The more you seek to capture it, the more it wants to escape. In the end, what [...]

Sacred Space Online and in Print

October 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Many dotMagis readers will be familiar with Sacred Space, the website that has been providing Scripture-based prayer online since 1999. Now a joint apostolate of the Irish Jesuits and Loyola Press, [...]

What Stirs You to Love

October 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

St. Teresa said, “The important thing is not to think much but to love much; and do that which best stirs you to love.” Divine love is beyond our comprehension, but we must begin somewhere. I [...]

Resisting Grace

October 7, 2015 // 4 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 [...]
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