Living “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam”

July 22, 2015 // 30 Comments

I remember the summer my father received his personalized “AMDG” license plates. He was so excited. A second-generation Jesuit grad, my dad is all about living Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam. My high [...]

May the God of Surprises Delight You

October 20, 2014 // 4 Comments

May the God of Surprises delight you, inviting you to accept gifts not yet imagined. May the God of Transformation call you, opening you to continual renewal. May the God of Justice confront you, [...]

God Came to Tea

September 25, 2014 // 19 Comments

God came and sat down with me. I asked God to tea. God sat there in the kitchen and smiled at me. But I stumbled and mumbled, afraid just to speak. It was my invitation, yet how could this be? I [...]

Encountering God in the Unexpected

July 21, 2014 // 1 Comment

We asked a few readers to share with us where they encountered God in the unexpected. Today and tomorrow we highlight their responses. I Found God in the Finding of Me Unclothed, unprotected, Touched [...]

Praying with Poetry

June 11, 2014 // 1 Comment

Explore Faith suggests a process for praying with poetry. Several poems are on the site, but the method will work with any poem. Here’s the process next to “Otherwise,” by Jane Kenyon. One of [...]

The Red Machine on the Wall

December 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Greg Kennedy, SJ, shared an Advent poem on the igNation blog. Here’s a taste. We’ve all taken numbers from the red machine on the wall. Above, red periods on a screen combine into figures that [...]

Possible Answers to Prayer

October 21, 2013 // 8 Comments

A poem by Scott Cairns: Your petitions—though they continue to bear just the one signature—have been duly recorded. Your anxieties—despite their constant, relatively narrow scope and [...]

Why We Pray

October 8, 2013 // 3 Comments

A thoughtful poem by Philip Chircop, SJ: We pray today and every day not to change the mind of God but to change our mind that we may wake up and choose life over death blessing over curse We pray [...]

What Tears Mean

August 13, 2013 // 8 Comments

Every once in a while a great writer describes an experience that you know is universal and is nearly beyond words.  This short reading by Frederick Buechner is one of those times.  It reaches a [...]

Love Calls Us to the Things of This World

July 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

In his book The Ignatian Adventure, Kevin O’Brien, SJ, mentions a poem by Richard Wilbur in his discussion of the Contemplation to Attain the Love of God at the end of the Spiritual Exercises. [...]
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