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A Place to Pray

April 15, 2016 // 4 Comments

In Loyola Press’s recently issued children’s book, Dear Pope Francis, a child asks the Pope where he likes to pray. His answer is that there are a few places he prays regularly (at his desk, or [...]

Prayer Is Like Bleeding Your Pipes

April 14, 2016 // 2 Comments

I grew up in a house that was well over a hundred years old. This house had a series of cast-iron radiators to keep it warm. During the winter months, the furnace would kick in and the heat and [...]

Four Ways to Receive Joy

April 13, 2016 // 2 Comments

Easter is a 50-day-long season of celebration. As Christians, we often undertake Lenten practices but often do not undertake Easter practices past the first day of Easter. One reason may be that joy, [...]

Discernment and the Joy of Love

April 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Friday saw the release of the much-anticipated apostolic exhortation on love in the family, Amoris Laetitia, (The Joy of Love). Two responses to the document emphasize the importance of understanding [...]

Waking Up to the Risen Jesus

April 8, 2016 // 9 Comments

This story is inspired by the first contemplation in the Fourth Week of the Spiritual Exercises, the apparition of Christ to Mary (#218). Do you know that semiconscious state as you begin to awaken, [...]

Encountering the Risen Christ

April 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

James Hanvey, SJ, writes in Thinking Faith that we can “Let him Easter in us” by exploring what the Gospels say about the appearances of the risen Christ. One of the lessons involves the [...]

No Monopoly on Holiness

April 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

Sometimes the hardest part of the day is getting out of bed. The weight of my anxiety is sometimes so heavy that it paralyzes. There’s so much to do, so much to accomplish, so many people to help, [...]

Reimagining the Examen App

April 4, 2016 // 2 Comments

Readers of this blog may already be familiar with Reimagining the Ignatian Examen. We’ve featured flip books based on the popular book of the same name, and now Reimagining the Examen is an app. [...]
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