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Saturday Link for 31 Days with St. Ignatius

July 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Our 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration continues this weekend with an invitation to Ignatian Quietude by Andy Otto. Remember that if you miss a day’s link, they are all available here throughout [...]

Encountering God through the Interior Senses

July 15, 2016 // 2 Comments

In my interactions with students at Boston College, where I teach and live with freshmen, I often speak to them about the need for continued care of the senses of the heart. I emphasize the need to [...]

A Spirituality of Orality

July 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Nearly 25 years ago, the Jesuit scholar of language Walter J. Ong wrote a seminal work on the difference between spoken and written language, and how the use of these different forms of [...]

Eating as Prayer

July 13, 2016 // 14 Comments

In preparing to write this blog post on eating as prayer, I did significant firsthand research on the subject. Three times a day I ate a meal. Sometimes between meals I would snack. Sometimes my meal [...]

Sight Is the Seed of Contemplation

July 12, 2016 // 4 Comments

The Examen begins with an awareness of God’s presence, imagining God gazing upon us with love. It’s this gaze that taps us into the importance of our sense of sight. A large part of Jesus’ [...]

Touching the Stars

July 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bob Macke, SJ, the curator of the Vatican Observatory’s meteorite collection, is rooting around in a drawer. He pulls out a plastic bag with a nondescript rock about the size of my fist, and [...]

Sunday Link for 31 Days with St. Ignatius

July 10, 2016 // 1 Comment

It’s day 10 of our 31-day journey of Ignatian spirituality. Today we consider God as Mystery, God as Neighbor by Jurell Sison. If you’ve joined us a few days late, you can catch up on [...]

Saturday Link for 31 Days with St. Ignatius

July 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s day 9 of our 31-day journey in Ignatian spirituality. Today we share the excerpt Repetition in Prayer from Love: A Guide for Prayer by Jacqueline Syrup Bergan and Sister Marie Schwan, CSJ. If [...]

A Fragrance of Love

July 8, 2016 // 14 Comments

The aroma of fresh coffee sends me to bed every night as I lock the doors and my husband grinds the beans for the next morning’s automatically brewed wake-up beverage. Smelling that rich dark [...]

Finding God in Music

July 7, 2016 // 10 Comments

There’s something thoroughly Ignatian about finding God in music. St. Ignatius’s spiritual approach mostly bypasses the concepts and ideas stuffed into our heads and strives to touch the heart [...]
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