• What Is Ignatian Spirituality?
  • Making Good Decisions
  • Ignatian Voices

    Tim Muldoon

    Tim Muldoon is the author of a number of books, including The Ignatian Workout and Living Against the Grain, and teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Boston College.

    Tim's Books

    • Living Against the Grain: How to Make Decisions That Lead to an Authentic Life
    • The Ignatian Workout: Daily Spiritual Exercises for a Healthy Faith
    • The Ignatian Workout for Lent
    • Longing to Love: A Memoir of Desire, Relationships, and Spiritual Transformation

    Challenge and the Meditation on Two Standards

    A central meditation in St. Ignatius’s Spiritual Exercises is that of the Two Standards, in which retreatants are to imagine two armies on a battlefield, each holding a flag...

    The Narrow Door

    I love the narrow door—You know, the one at the school Where parents and children cram in At the beginning of the day at Saint Paul, Rushing to beat the bell. They are...

    Sacred Time

    This weekend the Church begins its observance of Advent. He is coming! I marvel at the way the Church has, over its history, sought to mark sacred time. The philosopher...

    Beholding the Moment

    I’m reading through essays that my students have submitted in response to the assignment to spend one hour in nature, undisturbed by phones or to-do lists. They write about...

    Cannonball of Love

    I’m sitting in the auditorium at the college during orientation day for my first-year student daughter. The speaker is talking about Jesuit education and the story of St. Ignatius,...

    Lessons in Hope and Courage: Las Hermanas Dominicas of Puerto Rico

    On the eve of the pandemic lockdown last year, I was visiting a congregation of Dominican nuns whose story I have held close to my heart for the last...