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 // 1 Comment

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, [...]

An Ignatian Book of Days

September 22, 2014 // 3 Comments

Jim Manney’s latest book is an invitation to clearly see, feel, and experience God’s presence through an Ignatian lens in our daily lives. The only 365-daily reading book written explicitly from [...]

Loved Sinners

September 4, 2014 // 2 Comments

We have not always made choices that lead us to praise, honor, and serve God. We have not always acted as if we believe that we are loved. We have not always treated everything in our lives as a [...]

Recognizing God

August 19, 2014 // 1 Comment

Fewer words make space for quiet listening. Some people pray through meditation, some say memorized prayers, some absorb the wonder of creation and see that “It is good.” Some look at that same [...]

Feast of St. Peter Faber

August 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Yesterday we celebrated the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola. Tomorrow is the feast day of St. Peter Faber, one of Ignatius’s first companions. In his honor, enjoy this excerpt from The Quiet Companion [...]
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