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    Lisa Kelly

    Lisa Kelly is a wife, mother, and Ignatian Associate living in Omaha, Nebraska. She works to help organizations integrate spirituality into their planning and systems. She and her husband, Tom, completed the 19th Annotation in 2005, just prior to spending two years living in the Dominican Republic with their three young children, supporting the work of the Jesuit Institute for Latin American Concern. Additionally they have lived in El Salvador and Bolivia for extended periods.

    What Would Ignatius Think About Social Media?

    With all our technology we truly have the capacity to live our lives in almost constant contact with others virtually anywhere. So really, I don't ever have to say...

    A 24-Hour Life and Death Discernment

    “We have two options. We can do our best to keep the disease at bay and just treat side effects, leaving you days or weeks to live, or we...

    Embracing the Suscipe

    I used to be scared of the Suscipe. I would say the prayer, but my inner voice would be saying, “Please don’t ask that of me.” The Suscipe is...

    Three Types of People Revisited

    In the Spiritual Exercises there is a meditation on “three types of people.” I think we are misled, though, by Ignatius naming these people as static “types” rather than...

    Carrying the Cancer Cross

    During a Mass for the Anointing of the Sick, the priest referred to the famous Caravaggio painting The Calling of St. Matthew. In it, Matthew sits at a table,...

    Fitting In or Standing Out

    I no longer recognized myself in the mirror. I am a 52-year-old woman, and I am completely bald. Cancer treatment does that. I had to learn how to use...