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    The Mystery of the Incarnation

    In the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, retreatants imagine the mystery of the Incarnation. They take time to picture the Trinity looking over...
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    A Week to Consider Mystery

    I’ve never been a huge fan of Halloween—I was one of those children who scared easily and who did not enjoy being scared. But...
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    Finding God in the Mess Lenten Read-Along: Irrepressible Mystery

    Life itself is a mystery. And a glorious one at that! How did we get here? What is life all about? Wonderful mysteries! Perhaps in...
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    Mystery and Imagination

    Indeed, the past is present in us now. All of us in our identity are constituted by all the experiences we have ever had....

    God as Mystery, God as Neighbor

    Yesterday was a normal day, just like any other, but for some reason I woke up and was jolted with some unexpected thoughts about...
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    The Labels We Did Not Choose

    The first day I put on my new medical alert bracelet, I felt a mix of emotions. On one hand, I felt secure. The...
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    Blackened Pans and the Wear and Tear of Life

    We roast a lot of vegetables in our home, much to our daughters’ chagrin. Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli—the oven is always working. “But...
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    Here There Be Mermaids

    We hadn’t expected mermaids. Unicorns, sure. The queen? Most likely. Knights and jousting and turkey legs—obviously. But mermaids? My daughters were enchanted. “I have a question, Daddy,”...
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    Job and Desolation

    Job, we are told, was a righteous man, graced by God with all manner of blessing. But when Satan struck a wager with God...
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    Seeing Like Jesus

    Editor’s note: Throughout July, we’re hosting 31 Days with St. Ignatius, a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality. In addition to the calendar of Ignatian articles found...