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    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

    Faith and Action

    Ignatian spirituality owes a great debt to Aristotle. Not a surprise, really--Ignatius absorbed the theology of Thomas Aquinas, who imbibed the philosophy of Aristotle (by way of his teacher,...

    Francis Xavier

    December 3 is the feast of Saint Francis Xavier. Francis is the patron of foreign missions because of his evangelization in India, Indonesia, and Japan (he died off the...

    Venerable Mary Ward

    The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has announced that Mary Ward (1585-1645), the English woman who founded an order modeled directly after the Jesuits, will be declared Venerable. See...

    Ignatian Parenting

    It is possible to bring an Ignatian perspective to parenting. My wife Sue and I don’t claim to be the best at this all the time, but the...

    Spiritual Direction

    I’d like to respond to Autumn’s comment to my earlier post about living the “examen”ed life. She asks about what to do when it is difficult to find a...

    The “Examen”ed Life

    The fruit of the regular practice of the Examen—or more broadly, the life of regular, cumulative, formative reflection—is living with greater attentiveness, greater readiness, even greater anticipation of God’s...