On the eve of Pope Francis’s visit to the United States, Michelle Francl-Donnay turns to the story of Mary and Martha as she and her fellow Philadelphia-area residents worry about the reality of hosting a pope. Help! Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia and like Martha in Luke’s Gospel, we are all anxious and worried about many things. Traffic boxes and train passes. Will we be able to get to work or to the events? […]
Ignatian spirituality appeals to people of multiple Christian denominations, as a recent post at Las Puertas Abiertas de Par en Par shows. Rosa reflects about what the Ignatian concept of indifference has meant to her and what she has learned in her life on a farm. These beautiful lines are worth noting: This business of unclenching my hands is not just about surrender. It is also about accepting the small, never-ending and absolutely sufficient, gifts […]
On Sundays we ask our Ignatian Spirituality Facebook community where they have found God that weekend. Here’s a sampling from this weekend’s thoughtful responses. It’s not often I take a dip in the sea. Being on the south coast of England, the English Channel, even in summer, isn’t exactly warm! But on Saturday I felt brave enough to step in and go for a quick swim. This initially involved much screaming, “Oh gosh, it’s so […]
Today is the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola. Thank you for celebrating with us all month through 31 Days with St. Ignatius. Today’s link is Six Characteristics of Ignatian Spirituality. All 31 links will remain available for you if you missed any of the days. Thanks also to those of you who are participating in this week’s Find Your Inner Iggy fun on social media. Enjoy some of our favorite #FindIggy submissions. @FindIggy_ To me […]
Find Your Inner Iggy (hashtag #FindIggy) is a social media celebration of an energetic and eccentric Basque soldier-turned-priest from 500 years ago—St. Ignatius Loyola, or “Iggy” as we affectionately call him. Sponsored by Loyola Press, #FindIggy acknowledges the personal and relevant spiritual tools left to us by St. Ignatius. The fun begins today, July 20, 2015, and runs through the feast day of St. Ignatius on July 31. During this time, watch your favorite social […]
Today is July 1, which means we begin our annual celebration of Ignatian spirituality, 31 Days with St. Ignatius. Every day we’ll highlight an article or video to help you explore the riches of Ignatian spirituality. It all leads up to the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola on July 31. As we announced last week, this year’s July dotMagis posts will include the link to each day’s 31 Days with St. Ignatius reading/viewing. To […]
Marquette University shares the inspiring story of a cancer survivor, stroke survivor, university student, and doodler through his own words in “My Doodling Journey.” The doodler and survivor is Ben Hofman, who concludes: If you are to take away anything from my story, it’s this: It is not just about doodling, it is about creating better ideas. I didn’t understand art until art became my outlet. By being able to doodle, I have opened up […]
Today we offer a few links of Ignatian interest that have popped up recently around the Web. On the Elevator…with Jesus Paul J. Shelton, SJ, reflects on his first year as a priest. A 9-Step Daily Prayer That Reveals Hidden Inner Truths In an excerpt from Reimagining the Ignatian Examen, Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, gives us an Examen about hidden inner truths. Share My Joy Randy Roche, SJ, in a reflection for Ignatian Volunteer Corps, […]
Over at People for Others, Paul Campbell, SJ, is hosting a Week of Gratitude this week. The theme is gratitude for the little things in life, and contributing writers include Ginny Kubitz Moyer, Matt Weber, Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, Julianne Stanz, and Joe Paprocki. First up is Moyer’s contribution. She’s grateful for imagination, as many of us who respond to Ignatian prayer are. What are you grateful for today?
James Martin, SJ, invites you to go on a virtual pilgrimage to the Holy Land with America Magazine. Through daily videos posted on social media, travel to the holy sites from the comfort of your home or wherever you bring your laptop. Watch the video for details, and mark your calendar for April 19. Update: The videos are now available on America’s Facebook page or through this site: http://journeys.americamagazine.org/.