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    Baking, Breaking, and Balance

    This past Christmas, we did a lot of baking, both at home and at my mother’s house when we went to visit her and...
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    Fitting In or Standing Out

    I no longer recognized myself in the mirror. I am a 52-year-old woman, and I am completely bald. Cancer treatment does that. I had...
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    Creativity and the Ignatian Spirit

    Years before I’d ever heard of St. Ignatius Loyola and his Spiritual Exercises, I was learning spiritual principles through creative writing. I had been...
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    What the Principle and Foundation Calls Us To

    The launching point of Ignatian spirituality is that God loves us fiercely, passionately, and unconditionally. Because of this love, God’s desires and hopes for...
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    Vinita Hampton Wright on the Principle and Foundation

    Vinita Hampton Wright speaks about the Principle and Foundation, the first key meditation of the Spiritual Exercises. In it, we reflect on how we...
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    Our Human Need for Happiness and Fulfillment (A Letter)

    A reader wrote and asked: How does Ignatian spirituality address the human need for happiness and fulfillment of the whole person? Dear Ignatian Friend, Thank you...

    Reflection and Our Active Lives

    By David L. Fleming, SJ From What Is Ignatian Spirituality? The goal of the spiritual life, as Ignatius conceived it, is to “choose what better leads...
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    Faith and Action

    Ignatian spirituality owes a great debt to Aristotle. Not a surprise, really--Ignatius absorbed the theology of Thomas Aquinas, who imbibed the philosophy of Aristotle...

    Education, Arts and Sciences

    Jesuit education is well-recognized and highly-regarded for its academic rigor, with schools throughout the world dedicated to caring for the whole person of each...
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    More Music or More Noise?

    “Do you wanna hear my song, Daddy? I’ve been practicing all year.” I eyed my five-year-old daughter suspiciously. With brown eyes, wide and earnest, she...

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