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Guiltless Pleasure

April 13, 2015 // 2 Comments

If there’s a contrast to Lent, it’s Easter. If Lent is a time for holy sacrifice, Easter is a time for holy indulgence. I once heard someone use the term, “guiltless pleasure,” to refer to a [...]

Living Our Way into Easter Joy

April 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’m often struck by friends who note how much harder it can be to “feel” Easter than to experience Lent. Somehow the reflection on sin and suffering comes more easily to many than experiencing [...]

Renewed at Easter

April 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

A few years ago on retreat, I mentioned to my director that I wanted to rekindle some of the fire that I associated with the faith of my youth. I had driven to a monastery out in the country, a [...]

Going Out to Meet Others as Christ Bearers

April 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

We all need to ask ourselves if those who encounter us perceive the warmth of faith in our lives, if they see in our faces the joy of having encountered Christ! …The new evangelization is a renewed [...]

Waiting for Daybreak

April 7, 2015 // 2 Comments

This post is based on Week Eight of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. I wonder what the time between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning was like for the disciples of Jesus. They witnessed his death and [...]

Contemplating the Resurrection

April 6, 2015 // 2 Comments

This Easter Week, let’s take some time to pray imaginatively and encounter the Risen Jesus. Our friends at Pray as You Go provide us with this 18-minute audio prayer based on the Gospel. If [...]

Arts & Faith: Easter Imaginative Prayer Exercise

April 4, 2015 // 5 Comments

Happy Easter! Today, we provide an Ignatian prayer for you, inspired by the Arts & Faith: Easter video. The video and prayer for Easter Sunday are based on John 20:1–9. [Mary Magdalene] ran and [...]

The Crucifix and Good Friday

April 3, 2015 // 2 Comments

Why turn to the crucifix? Because the crucifix is a sign of victory and hope. It holds the fact that our lives will hold suffering and pain and sin and the effects of sin. We look at the crucifix, at [...]

An Ignatian Approach to the Triduum

April 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Today we enter into the sacred Triduum—the three days of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Here we stand at the brink of Jesus’ crucifixion with an invitation to share the Last [...]

Lenten Meditation 7: Accepting the Offer

April 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Throughout this Lenten journey, I have maintained that God wants all human beings to be “holy souls,” and thus “friends of God, and prophets.” I hope that you have experienced God’s desire [...]
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