About Paddy Gilger, SJ
Fr. Paddy Gilger, SJ, is a pastor and teacher of sociology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the editor-at-large of The Jesuit Post and editor of the The Jesuit Post book. He lives in hope of the Milwaukee Brewers being known for something other than the sausage races.

Arts & Faith: Easter Imaginative Prayer Exercise

Happy Easter! 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. The art is Eugène Burnand’s “The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection.” [Mary Magdalene] ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the […]

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 are based on Mark 16:1–7. The art is Jacopo di Cione’s “The Three Marys at the Sepulchre.” As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, “Do […]

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. The art is “The Capture of Christ” by the Master of the Karlsruhe. So Judas brought a detachment of soldiers together with police from the chief priests and the Pharisees, and they came there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Then […]

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. The art is Tintoretto’s “Christ Washing the Disciples’ Feet.” Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his […]

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 B, are based on Mark 14:1—15:47. The art is Caravaggio’s “The Denial of Saint Peter.”  While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant-girls of the high priest came by. When she saw Peter warming himself, she stared at him and said, “You also were […]

Arts & Faith: Lent—Fifth 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 the Fifth Week of Lent, Cycle B, are based on John 12:20–33. The art is Vincent van Gogh’s “The Sower.” Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and […]

Arts & Faith: Lent—Fourth 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 the Fourth Week of Lent, Cycle B, are based on John 3:14–21. The art is James Tissot’s “Interview between Jesus and Nicodemus.” Jesus said to Nicodemus: “And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light…For all who do evil hate […]

Arts & Faith: Lent—Third 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 the Third Week of Lent, Cycle B, are based on John 2:13–25. The art is “Jesus Chasing the Merchants from the Temple” by Quentin Matsys. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of […]

Arts & Faith: Lent—Second 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 the Second Week of Lent, Cycle B, are based on Mark 9:2–10. The art is Francesco Zuccarelli’s “Landscape with the Transfiguration of Christ.” “Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them.” —Mark 9:2 […]

Arts & Faith: Lent—First 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 the First Week of Lent, Cycle B, are based on Mark 1:12–15. The art is “The Temptation of Christ” from the Basilica of St. Mark, Venice. “And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’ “And the Spirit immediately drove him […]

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