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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 gift. We come to the humbling awareness that we are sinners, that we have often been […]

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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 creation and are frightened by the power of wind, rain, and fire, wondering about the source of such a destructive force. Finding […]

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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 by Mary Purcell. Peter [Faber] had come to Paris a youth of nineteen reared in a home protected from outside influences by […]

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When we are in transition, depending on how serious the breakdown is, we may feel as though almost every aspect of life has been disrupted. The old certainties, the old habits and comfort zones, have been dive-bombed. The old home, the old job, the old “me,” may be almost gone. It may be the time […]

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In the below video, Vinita Hampton Wright reads a passage from The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis. The excerpt focuses on the theme of God’s patience. If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch the video God Always Waits for Us.

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In The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis, readers get a first-hand look at the pope’s vision of the good news of Christian hope and mercy. Today we are happy to share this excerpt from the book, now available for pre-order. I am always struck when I reread the parable of the merciful father; it […]

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The election of Pope Francis was one year ago tomorrow. In honor of this anniversary, Chris Lowney is embarking on a blog tour to discuss his book Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads. His first stop is Quantum Theology, hosted by Michelle Francl-Donnay. See the full tour schedule here. Last March, Lowney shared […]

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In the new book, Daily Inspiration for Women, four authors offer reflections organized by the seasons. Today, we share one of Margaret Silf’s “Winter” meditations. “Now bless thyself: thou met’st with things dying, I with things newborn.” —William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale With every new beginning, we look back over “things dying.” We look forward […]

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Pope Francis and the Vatican have announced that Peter Faber, SJ, has been canonized. In celebration, Loyola Press is releasing The Quiet Companion, the authoritative biography about Peter Faber and his role in founding and shaping the Society of Jesus. Enjoy this excerpt. As Faber was now [in 1534] preparing for his ordination, Ignatius allowed […]

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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 […]

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