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When the Winds of Change Blow

August 21, 2015 // 6 Comments

My first weeks of college were a huge adjustment. I sat in the chapel feeling homesick and utterly alone. I cried my prayer to God, wondering what my life would hold. As I knelt there praying, in my [...]

When You’re Discouraged

August 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

Robert McTeigue, SJ, says that when we are discouraged or feeling desolation in the Ignatian sense, we should follow St. Ignatius’s advice and insist more on prayer, meditation, and increasing [...]

Accepting Grace

August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ignatian spirituality appeals to people of multiple Christian denominations, as a recent post at Las Puertas Abiertas de Par en Par shows. Rosa reflects about what the Ignatian concept of [...]

Tour of the Rooms of St. Ignatius

August 18, 2015 // 6 Comments

Take a tour of the rooms of St. Ignatius in Rome with this video featuring Michael W. Maher, SJ. The video is almost 23 minutes, and it in Fr. Maher shares information about Rome at the time of [...]

Daring to Look Up

August 17, 2015 // 3 Comments

I recently took a ride on the High Roller, the observation/Ferris wheel in Las Vegas, which happens to be the highest in the world. The strange part of this is that I’m afraid of heights. My [...]

Daily Examen for Parents

August 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

There are stretches of days and sometimes weeks when the boys delight us with their growth and learning and affection and wonder at the world. I was unprepared for all of this goodness. Maybe [...]

Finding Infinity Within

August 13, 2015 // 3 Comments

What makes us human is precisely our experience of the infinite, the fact that we are never satisfied. We are the subjects of unlimited longing, finding infinity not outside ourselves but within. We [...]

Finding God Over the Weekend

August 12, 2015 // 1 Comment

On Sundays we ask our Ignatian Spirituality Facebook community where they have found God that weekend. Here’s a sampling from this weekend’s thoughtful responses. It’s not often I take a dip in [...]

Marinate in God’s Love

August 11, 2015 // 1 Comment

Teacher Helen Jacobs wants the “e” back in “time” so that she stops cutting time short. Mindfulness and marinating are the antidote: How easy is it to get caught up in the demands and [...]

Compost, Dorothy Day, and Transformation

August 10, 2015 // 5 Comments

Last year, we acquired a large compost bin to dispose of many of our leaves, weeds, and food waste. Our backyard compost bin is smelly. It’s stinky. In the spring, I placed the bin a few steps from [...]
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