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    Jim Manney

    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 Ignatian Spirituality A to Z. He and his wife live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    Best Ignatian Songs: Mercy Now

    I recently discovered the haunting ballad "Mercy Now" by the roots singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier. It's a lovely, heartfelt prayer: Yeah, we all could use a little mercy now I know we...

    Jesuit Prayer App

    I've just discovered a fine app that delivers daily Ignatian reflections and prayer to your mobile device.  The Jesuit Prayer app also gives you the scripture readings of the...

    Smoking as a Path to Devotion

    For years, in times of stress and pain, Brian Busse, SJ, would find a quiet place to smoke a cigarette or two. A bad habit to be sure, but...

    A Dazzling Art Gallery

    America magazine has published a wonderful slideshow of contemporary Catholic art by women in its online edition. It features 21 works--paintings, icons, drawings, sculpture--in different styles. It was curated by...

    An Atheist in Awe

    Ryan Duns, SJ, has a couple of interesting posts about the recent televised exchange between Oprah Winfrey and the swimmer Diana Nyad about atheism and awe. Nyad, an atheist,...

    Possible Answers to Prayer

    A poem by Scott Cairns: Your petitions—though they continue to bear just the one signature—have been duly recorded. Your anxieties—despite their constant,relatively narrow scope and inadvertent entertainment value—nonetheless serve to bring your person vividly...