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Cristo Rey Students Talk with Pope Francis

September 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Students at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago met Pope Francis via satellite for a conversation in advance of the Pope’s visit to the United States later this month. Groups from McAllen, [...]

The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life

September 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you are interested in doing the Spiritual Exercises in daily life (also known as the 19th annotation retreat), September brings an opportunity to start in alignment with the liturgical calendar. [...]

The Truth of My Life

September 2, 2015 // 3 Comments

In my daily Examen, I often ask God to simply show me “the truth of my life.” I hope to be able to see things as they really are and not as I might think they are. I might think I’m being a [...]

Chris Lowney on Engaging Faith

September 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Chris Lowney, leadership expert and author, will be the guest on An Engaging Faith this Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 4 p.m. EST. An Engaging Faith is a radio show that you can catch online live [...]

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

August 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Pope Francis has called for Catholics to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1. Orthodox brothers and sisters already mark this day. It’s a good opportunity to [...]

Three Key Questions for Discernment

August 28, 2015 // 7 Comments

In a 30-minute video, Rev. Michael Himes, Professor of Theology at Boston College, presents three key questions for discernment. What gives you joy? Are you good at it? Does anyone need you to do it? [...]

God Is Outside the Box

August 27, 2015 // 5 Comments

Do you ever imagine that your life is settled into nice, neat boxes? Here is my work box. Here is my family box. Here is my volunteer box. Here is my exercise box. And it seems the point is to keep [...]

Not Many Things But Much

August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Latin proverb adds a spiritual dimension to the point: non multa sed multum, or “not many things but much.” Jesuits didn’t coin that phrase, though I’ve heard it attributed to them, [...]

How God Gets Our Attention

August 25, 2015 // 4 Comments

We know it’s important to pay attention in our spiritual life, but Erik Oland, SJ, ponders how God gets our attention: Shifting the focus from “call” to the question “how does God get my [...]

The Virtue in Playing Games

August 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

When was the last time you played cards or a board game, just for the fun of it? Matthew, who blogs as the Mountain Catholic, sees the virtue in playing games for fun, with not even the smallest of [...]
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