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    Knowing how to love is never something acquired once and for all. We must begin anew every day. We must practice it so that our love for the brothers and sisters we encounter may become mature and free from...
    Last year when my husband and I were on an Ignatian pilgrimage, our group celebrated Mass in the rooms where St. Ignatius had lived and died that have been preserved at the Church of the Gesù in Rome. There,...
    What will you do during Lent this year? Will you fast from certain food and drink? Build in more prayer than usual? Make more donations of money, time, or talent? Attend Mass more often? Use a special Lenten devotional book...
    Every morning I wake up and make my way in my pajamas to the coffee pot in our kitchen. Ever since we got married, my husband lovingly has set the coffee so that it’s brewed before I get there....
    “Love is shown more in deeds than in words.” Many of us have heard this Ignatian idea, but what does it really mean? At the simplest level, St. Ignatius Loyola means that love is not simply about how we...
    “Please pray!” my panicked daughter said. A door at school smashed her four-year-old son’s hand, and he required surgery. “You can count on it,” I assured her, wishing they lived closer than across the country so I could run right...
    Editor’s note: We conclude our series exploring each of the steps of the Examen. We’re using the Examen version from Jim Manney’s book, A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer. Find the full series here. 5. Look toward the day to come. I am...
    Love as if loving is the first thing on your to-do list. Love as if you have no other plan but to love. Love as if you are confident that love makes good things happen. Love as if this is your first...
    Plan now to join a special Lenten read-along with Loyola Press. We’ll be reading Finding God in the Mess: Meditations for Mindful Living at a relaxed pace that will give us time to savor what we read during the...
    Editor’s note: We continue our series exploring each of the steps of the Examen. We’re using the Examen version from Jim Manney’s book, A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer. We’ll look at a different step each week. 4. Face your shortcomings. The Examen entered my life...

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