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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.

    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...

    Six Lessons from a Cannonball Diagnosis

    It was 1:17 a.m. when I finally gave up trying to sleep. How is it possible I can’t get comfortable in a hospital bed that has 47 different positions?...

    Six Characteristics of Ignatian Courage

    In response to a college admission essay prompt of, “What is the most courageous thing you have ever done?” one high school senior used a whole sheet of paper...