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A Millennial Milestone

Yesterday’s post by Andy Otto was the 1000th post on this blog.  I’ve always been underwhelmed by “longevity” honors.  Sticking around doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re interesting or useful.  But in the fast-changing world of cyberspace, keeping a blog going this long is something to note and maybe be at least a little proud of.  Thousands visit this website every month. Several thousand of you have subscribed to the dotMagis e-mail feed.  (Click on the envelope to the right if you’d like to do that.)  So kudos to us for sticking around, but more importantly, thanks to you for reading.

I enjoy posting here. Writing for dotMagis keeps me in touch with Ignatian spirituality,  the dynamic spiritual force that continues to change the world.  I wrote the first post, “Welcome to dotMagis,” on April 30, 2009.  Today, a thousand posts later, the six dotMagis bloggers–plus Paul Campbell, SJ, Denise Gorss, Ray Ives, Rosemary Lane, and the rest of the Loyola Press web team–say thanks to all of you who like this stuff as much as we do.

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Jim Manney
Jim Manneyhttps://www.jimmanneybooks.com/
Jim Manney is the author of highly praised popular books on Ignatian spirituality, including A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer (about the Daily Examen) and God Finds Us (about the Spiritual Exercises). He is the compiler/editor of An Ignatian Book of Days. His latest book is What Matters Most and Why. He and his wife live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


  1. As others have written, congratulations to all involved. Your gift is the daily encouragement, challenge and crystallization of insight that the Blog provides. Your longevity is icing on the cake. Cheers!

  2. I consider myself fortunate to be among the large number of people who are blessed by this site. I am so glad I “stuck around” as I continue to be spiritually fed by the Loyola Press web team. All who contribute to this dotMagis blog keep me in touch with Ignatian spirituality. Good job!

  3. Congratulations!
    I read this blog almost everyday. Your writings / reflections have been providing much spiritual nourishment to me. Many thanks.


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