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We Can Be More Fully Ourselves

June 22, 2015 // 3 Comments

When I was a Jesuit, people often told me I had a higher calling. It seems common language for those who’ve felt called to priesthood or religious life, but I don’t believe anyone has a [...]

Encyclical Takeaways

June 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

The release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, was accompanied by a stream of analysis by Catholic media. Here, we share James Martin, SJ, [...]

The Sin of Ingratitude

June 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

A question recently came to the editor’s desk about the fact that St. Ignatius believed ingratitude to be “the cause, beginning, and origin of all evils and sins.” The quote is from a letter [...]

Andy Otto on the Fifth Week

June 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

The Spiritual Exercises are divided into four phases, called “weeks.” After the retreat experience is over, however, we face “the Fifth Week”—the rest of our lives. Andy Otto explains: A [...]

Composition of Place on My Patio

June 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

As the weather improves and we bid farewell to what always feels like a long, cold winter, the backyard patio quickly becomes the most important “room” in our house. We all find ourselves drawn [...]

Encyclical on the Environment Expected This Week

June 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Pope Francis’s anticipated encyclical on the environment is due this week, June 18, 2015. The title Laudato Si (Praised Be) comes from the first words of the popular Canticle of the Sun by St. [...]

Casey Beaumier, SJ, on Pilgrimage

June 12, 2015 // 1 Comment

Casey Beaumier, SJ—author of A Purposeful Path: How Far Can You Go with $30, a Bus Ticket, and a Dream?—spoke at a Boston College event called Agape Latte. Here’s the video of the talk, in [...]

Jesuit Refugee Service Works to Provide Education

June 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jesuit Refugee Service provides an update on their work in providing education: “Education is a key in combating the evil of hatred, violence and war. I’m ever more convinced of that,” says [...]

Wading into the Ocean

June 10, 2015 // 6 Comments

Ignatian spirituality often focuses on being attentive to the nature of our own desires, especially in discernment. Ignatius discovered that following God’s will is not a question of repressing our [...]

Summer R.E.S.T.

June 9, 2015 // 2 Comments

We count “sleeps” in our house to mark the time left until an anticipated event occurs. There are officially five “sleeps” left in the Eldredge house until summer vacation, and I am not sure [...]
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