Wisdom

There is a difference between knowledge and wisdom, between someone who’s a brain and someone to whom we bring our pain. Someone wise does know which things can’t be changed and which can, and he or she is at peace with that. The wise person accepts things as they are, accepts his or her position in the universe: far better than a rock or a carrot or a pig, far less than God. Science is […]

Magis Central America and World Youth Day

We pray this month for young people gathering for World Youth Day in Panama and the Magis Program organized by the Society of Jesus ahead of World Youth Day. The Ignatian Magis Central America event opened on January 11, 2019, with young pilgrims undertaking different Ignatian experiences of social action, art and culture, history, and more. Pilgrims are encouraged to reflect with the daily Examen on their experiences. As the youth gathered in Central America […]

Practice Listening

Over the next several days, practice listening. Listen to everything—traffic sounds, nature sounds, speaking sounds, and the sounds of peace and quiet. Try to listen with great attention for five or ten minutes every day. Do this during a coffee/tea break, if that helps. Then, gradually tune in to God’s voice. This voice will come through many of the sounds you have already been noticing. It will also emerge as you partake of the arts—books, […]

Best of the Year

Happy New Year! Before we jump into the new year of dotMagis posts, let’s take some time today to look back at the year ended. Enjoy some of the most popular posts from 2018. The Awareness Prayer 10 Reasons to Choose Ignatius Five Tips for Beating Loneliness from St. Ignatius God in the Annoying Make Today Matter Blog Hop Did you have a favorite post this year? What do you want to see on dotMagis […]

Eating with St. Ignatius

At this time of year, many of us are attending holiday parties or enjoying special Christmas treats at home. Take a break and consider what St. Ignatius would have eaten at different phases of his life with the Loyola Press infographic, “Eating with St. Ignatius.” And while slowing down to ponder food, savor these other taste-themed posts at dotMagis: Eating as Prayer Taste and See: Experiencing God with Our Sense of Taste Imaginative Prayer: Lunch […]

Prayer for Detachment

I beg of you, my Lord, to remove anything which separates me from you, and you from me. Remove anything that makes me unworthy of your sight, your control, your reprehension; of your speech and conversation, of your benevolence and love. Cast from me every evil that stands in the way of my seeing you, hearing, tasting, savoring, and touching you; fearing and being mindful of you; knowing, trusting, loving, and possessing you; being conscious […]

God with Us in the Word

Becky Eldredge, author of Busy Lives & Restless Souls, recently shared a post on Listening for God in Scripture, in which she suggested praying with lectio divina. Now for Advent, Becky is leading us to encounter “God with Us in the Word” in her latest BeckyEldredge.com blog series. Each week of Advent, she’ll lead an audio experience of lectio divina based on one of the season’s Scripture readings. Check out the first week, with a […]

Advent Inspiration

As we reach the midpoint of this First Week of Advent, here are a few articles from the dotMagis archives to inspire you this season. Advent Again—Time for Practicing Hope by Vinita Hampton Wright Preparing Our Hearts in Advent by Cara Callbeck Waiting by Tim Muldoon Going Off Road in Advent by Marina McCoy Waiting Well by Cindy Ristroph For Advent inspiration each day, follow along with the Loyola Press Advent calendar. Image by Susanne Nilsson […]

What St. Francis Xavier Left Behind

What mountains must I climb to reach the house of God? What must I sacrifice? St. Francis Xavier had to shed his vanity and pride, leaving behind a promising teaching career in Paris for a life of celibacy, poverty, and service. By doing this and following his friend Ignatius into ministry and evangelization, he let his light shine even brighter. What do you need to leave behind to follow the path of God? —Excerpted from […]

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