Poetry

How to Enter the New Year

January 4, 2016 // 4 Comments

If you’re reading this, you lived to see 2016. This is no small matter! Your life makes a difference in the universe, whether or not you embrace your God-given power. May this prayer accompany your [...]

Journey of the Magi

December 31, 2015 // 1 Comment

T. S. Eliot reads his poem “Journey of the Magi” in the audio track of today’s featured video. For those of you who have been following the Sacred Space/Pray as You Go retreat “Journeying [...]

I Saw You Today

October 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

On Sundays we ask our Ignatian Spirituality Facebook community where they have found God during the week. Gary Thomas shares his response: As I rode my bicycle to work today, I became aware of all [...]

Living “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam”

July 22, 2015 // 31 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 // 21 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 [...]
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