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Finding God Through Art

May 2, 2016 // 4 Comments

Artist Makoto Fujimura talks about how he came to find God through art, that which he created himself and the art and poetry of William Blake. Fujimura says he came to realize that “art, which was [...]

The Time to Pray

April 29, 2016 // 1 Comment

The best time to pray is when I feel the least inclined to do so. For instance, if I’m upset with my husband or wrangling online or over the phone with some nameless, faceless, nonhuman entity [...]

Free to Risk Failure

April 28, 2016 // 1 Comment

We cannot choose correctly all the time. That plain fact inhibits many of us from making as many choices, and bold choices, as we ought to. Particularly prone to choice phobia are smart people who [...]

Expectations for Prayer Time

April 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

James Martin, SJ, shares ideas for “How Even the Busiest People Can Find Time to Pray” in a recent article for Crux. When we think we’re too busy to pray, part of the problem is our attitude, [...]

Peaceful Steps

April 25, 2016 // 2 Comments

Editor’s Note: Kyle Baker is currently in Spain, walking the Camino Ignaciano, a pilgrimage path that traces the route St. Ignatius Loyola walked through Spain after his conversion in 1522. He sent [...]

This Is Your Easter, Thomas

April 22, 2016 // 1 Comment

The moniker “doubting Thomas” has always bothered me. Thomas did, after all, have great faith, enough faith to give up everything he knew—family, friends, homeland, and career—to follow [...]

Karl Rahner, SJ, and the God-Moment

April 21, 2016 // 8 Comments

In a TEDx talk at Fordham University, doctoral candidate Paul Schutz talks about Ignatian spirituality and mindfulness in the thought of Karl Rahner, SJ. Schutz says for Rahner: Heaven, God, these [...]

Our Televisions Contain a Reservoir of Grace

April 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

Writer Jim McDermott, SJ, wonders: whether our televisions contain a reservoir of grace just waiting to be discovered. The stories we choose, the characters we follow, the plot lines that affect [...]

Ignatian Quietude

April 19, 2016 // 5 Comments

Ignatian spirituality is very action-oriented. We name desires. We engage our senses in prayer. We respond to the Call of the King. We converse with Jesus. We discern. In contrast, as I’ve studied [...]
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