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Instant and Magnificent Kindness

May 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

In A Purposeful Path: How Far Can You Go with $30, a Bus Ticket, and a Dream?, Casey Beaumier, SJ, tells the story of his “begging” pilgrimage during his formation as a Jesuit. The pilgrimage, [...]

Technology and Community

May 28, 2015 // 1 Comment

When my mother was dying, the family gathered around her bed as she was anointed. Four of the five of us children were there. My brother suggested we call Jim, the oldest brother, on the phone to [...]

Give God Full Access

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Mags Blackie recently became aware of a pattern of behavior through prayer and she found it liberating. In the tradition of “Pray as you can, and not as you can’t,” she encourages: What we need [...]

Advice That Applies in More Than One Context

May 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

My advice: Slow down. Pause to savor the moment. Breathe deeply. Think about how things smell, what the air feels like on your skin, and look at what you’re seeing: the colors, the shapes, the [...]

The Paradox of Christian Freedom

May 21, 2015 // 2 Comments

Jesus came to set us free. From what? The kind of freedom Ignatian spirituality preaches is freedom from the attachments, fears, and blockades that inhibit our human flourishing. One of those [...]

The Gift of Knowledge

May 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

As we approach Pentecost, Philip Shano, SJ, considers one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in relation to Ignatian spirituality: Saint Ignatius of Loyola invites us to pray for an “intimate [...]

Reflecting on Magis Zimbabwe

May 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Magis program is a pilgrimage that brings together young adults for friendship, service, and faith experiences. While the major international Magis event is held in the lead-up to World Youth [...]

Pentecost Astonishment

May 18, 2015 // 1 Comment

A fundamental element of Pentecost is astonishment. Our God is a God of astonishment; this we know. No one expected anything more from the disciples: after Jesus’ death they were a small, [...]
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