About Steve Connor

Steve Connor has served in various catechetical positions for over 30 years. As a pastoral associate, Steve worked with RCIA, adult education, and family faith formation. He has given numerous parish missions and retreats throughout the United States. Steve has a M.Div. from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Arts & Faith: Christmas Imaginative Prayer Exercise

Each week of Advent, we’ve provided an Ignatian prayer for you, inspired by a video from Arts & Faith: Advent. Today we share the video and prayer for Christmas Day. The art is The Birth of Christ by Geertgen tot Sint Jans. “No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.” —John 1:18 Preparation As we begin this time of quiet […]

Arts & Faith: Advent—Fourth Sunday Imaginative Prayer Exercise (Cycle B)

Each week of Advent, we’ll provide an Ignatian prayer for you, inspired by a video from Arts & Faith: Advent. The video and prayer for the Fourth Week of Advent, Cycle B, are based on Luke 1:26–38. The art is John Collier’s The Annunciation. “All this took place to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: ‘Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,’ which […]

Arts & Faith: Advent—Third Sunday Imaginative Prayer Exercise (Cycle B)

Each week of Advent, we’ll provide an Ignatian prayer for you, inspired by a video from Arts & Faith: Advent. The video and prayer for the Third Week of Advent, Cycle B, is based on John 1:6–8, 19–28. The art is Saint John the Baptist Preaching by Anton Raphael Mengs. “Among you stands one whom you do not know, the one who is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his […]

Arts & Faith: Advent—Second Sunday Imaginative Prayer Exercise (Cycle B)

Each week of Advent, we’ll provide an Ignatian prayer for you, inspired by a video from Arts & Faith: Advent. The video and prayer for the Second Week of Advent, Cycle B, is based on Mark 1:1–8. The art is Pieter Brueghel the Younger’s St. John the Baptist Preaching. “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: “‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’” —Mark 1:3 Preparation As we begin this time […]

Arts & Faith: Advent—First Sunday Imaginative Prayer Exercise (Cycle B)

Each week of Advent, we’ll provide an Ignatian prayer for you, inspired by a video from Arts & Faith: Advent. The video and prayer for the First Week of Advent, Cycle B, is based on Mark 13:33–37. The art is William Holman Hunt’s The Light of the World. “Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn.” —Mark […]

Arts & Faith: Easter Imaginative Prayer Exercise

Today, we provide an Ignatian prayer for you, inspired by the Arts & Faith: Easter video. The video and prayer for Easter Sunday are based on John 20:1-9. “Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” —John 20:8-9 Preparation As you begin this time of quiet prayer, I invite you […]

Arts & Faith: Easter Vigil—Holy Saturday Imaginative Prayer Exercise

As we move from Lent to Easter, we’ll provide Ignatian prayers for the Triduum, inspired by videos from Arts & Faith: Lent. The video and prayer for Holy Saturday, Cycle A, are based on Matthew 28:1-10. “Then Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.’” —Matthew 28:10 Preparation As you begin this time of quiet prayer, I invite you to find […]

Arts & Faith: Lent—Good Friday Imaginative Prayer Exercise

As we move from Lent to Easter, we’ll provide Ignatian prayers for the Triduum, inspired by videos from Arts & Faith: Lent. The video and prayer for Good Friday are based on John 18:1-19:42. “He said, ‘It is finished.’ Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” —John 19:30 Preparation As you begin this time of quiet prayer, I invite you to find a comfortable place to sit with your back straight and […]

Arts & Faith: Lent—Holy Thursday Imaginative Prayer Exercise

As we move from Lent to Easter, we’ll provide Ignatian prayers for the Triduum, inspired by videos from Arts & Faith: Lent. The video and prayer for Holy Thursday are based on John 13:1-15. “So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.” —John 13:14-15 Preparation As […]

Arts & Faith: Lent—Palm Sunday Imaginative Prayer Exercise

Each week of Lent, we’ll provide an Ignatian prayer for you, inspired by a video from Arts & Faith: Lent. The video and prayer for Palm Sunday, Cycle A, are based on Matthew 21:1-11. “The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!’” —Matthew 21:9 Preparation As you begin […]

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