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    Tim Muldoon

    Tim Muldoon, Ph.D., is the author of a number of books, including The Ignatian Workout, Longing to Love, and Living Against the Grain, as well as many essays. He is the Director of Mission Education at Catholic Extension Society.

    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

    Ancient Roots of Spiritual Exercises

    The French philosopher Pierre Hadot has studied the origins of spiritual exercises among Greek philosophers. There seems to be a straight line from Hellenistic philosophy and its influence on...

    Holiness, the Beatitudes, and Discernment

    Pope Francis has released his latest apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). The title comes from the Beatitudes in Matthew’s Gospel, specifically, Jesus’ exhortation to rejoice when...

    The Triangulation of Desire

    The late philosopher René Girard suggested that human desire is “triangular,” meaning that it arises not from any intrinsic value in the object of desire, but rather that we...

    Gratitude and Solidarity

    Last week I was in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to learn about the damage wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. These two category 5 storms devastated the islands,...

    Direction

    A ship may be tossed on the seas, buffeted by storms of every sort. Its crew may be struggling mightily every day simply to keep it afloat, wearying themselves,...

    The Time Is Now

    Somewhere nearby—perhaps a co-worker in the next cubicle; a friend across the room; a stranger in the chair next to you; a spouse beside you in bed; a child...