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The Examen: Alive in the Present Moment

June 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Our examen teaches us, above all, to live in the present. Our days typically unfurl in frenzied preoccupation with the next meeting to attend, errands to be done, dinner to be prepared, and a hundred [...]

Events Through a Camera

June 23, 2016 // 2 Comments

Shemaiah Gonzalez’s children were in a performance after a week of theater camp. She writes: I arrived early and got a seat on aisle so I’d be sure to see both children wherever they happened to [...]

Love, Relationship, and How We Live

June 22, 2016 // 2 Comments

The other day, I was sorting through some old papers and came across the “Fall in Love” prayer attributed to Pedro Arrupe, SJ. His thoughts are so simple yet so profound. I was glad to come [...]

Angry at God

June 20, 2016 // 3 Comments

A friend of mine recently shared that her daughter was angry with God. A dear friend was facing cancer and her daughter was sure God could do something but wasn’t, and she was mad. Anger is an [...]

Grateful for the Challenges

June 16, 2016 // 1 Comment

At the Integrated Catholic Life, Randy Hain writes “On Being Grateful for My Challenges.” He shares a realization: As I drove away it hit me: I was expressing gratitude for the wrong things. I [...]

What Should Someone Expect in Spiritual Direction?

June 15, 2016 // 5 Comments

One resource for personal development that grows straight out of Ignatian spirituality is spiritual direction. A spiritual director walks alongside a person as a spiritual companion and, somewhat, as [...]

An Example of a Person for Others

June 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

My family and I recently drove back home to mourn the loss of a dear friend and to support his family through the loss. We went there hoping to be of some support to our friends, and in the end, I [...]

Disney’s Lesson for Finding the Hidden Christ

June 13, 2016 // 1 Comment

Among my family’s summer vacation plans is a trip to Disney World to celebrate our new college graduate. While it has been more than a decade since our last visit, I remember a certain amount of [...]
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