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Four Ways to Rest This Summer

May 31, 2016 // 3 Comments

Summer is here (or almost, depending on your counting). I confess to over-planning at the beginning of summer because the weather’s right and I feel energized by the extra daylight to get a lot [...]

Not a Spectator Sport

May 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Erik Oland, SJ, reminds us that The Spiritual Exercises are more than a book to be read and stresses that the Spiritual Exercises need to be experienced. This is not a spectator sport …. the [...]

Pathways to God

May 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Jesuits in Britain have launched Pathways to God, a website with information and inspiration for enriching one’s prayer life. Sections include a Thought for the Day and resources on the Examen, [...]

Imagine: A Lesson from Science Class

May 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

This spring I am teaching an introductory course in quantum mechanics. It’s a tough course. The concepts bely my students’ everyday experience—electrons that can tunnel through space and [...]

Finding Your Vocation

May 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s graduation season, and that means commencement speakers try to impart words of wisdom to graduates before they start the next phase of life. Wheeling Jesuit University welcomed Timothy [...]

The Servant’s Healing

May 24, 2016 // 1 Comment

This story is inspired by Matthew 8:5–13, the healing of the centurion’s servant. The sickness? I never saw it coming. All of a sudden: slam. My body felt as if it had been hurled against a solid [...]

Just Show Up

May 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

I’ve met some of my closest friends when I was attending parties I really didn’t want to attend. I’ve had some of my most profound spiritual experiences at events other people absolutely [...]

Resting in the Lord’s Gaze

May 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

“How do you, Lord, look at me? What do you feel in your heart for me?” —John Eagan, SJ (from Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits) As Christians, most of us desire to cultivate the capacity to [...]

Examen for the Year of Mercy

May 18, 2016 // 1 Comment

Thanks to Pope Francis, the Catholic Church is making its way through the Year of Mercy. During this time, we look for ways to show mercy and to enact, through our physical, ordinary lives, God’s [...]
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