About 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.

The Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat: Easter Week

Our Ignatian Workout for Lent now turns our attention to the Resurrection. Where will we recognize Jesus this Easter season? Listen to Tim Muldoon’s reflection below. If you’d like, share some of your own reflections in the comments. Prayer Find an image or icon of Christ that allows you to see him with the eyes of your heart. Speak your heart to him. Listen to him. Action Express your love for someone who is a […]

The Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat: Holy Week

During this Holy Week, our Ignatian Workout for Lent invites us to reflect on trial and suffering. Listen to Tim Muldoon’s reflection below. If you’d like, share some of your own reflections in the comments. Prayer What does a meditative reading of the story of the trial stir up in you? What trials have you faced, or are you facing? Can you find a place in your heart where you are willing to trust God […]

The Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat: Fifth Week of Lent

Jesus faced his suffering with resolve. That’s the message this week in our Ignatian Workout for Lent. Listen to Tim Muldoon’s reflection below. If you’d like, share some of your own reflections in the comments. Prayer Lord, you know my fears and you yourself knew what it was to be afraid in the face of suffering. Send me the consolation of your Holy Spirit, so that I, too, can face my fears with resolve, knowing […]

The Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat: Fourth Week of Lent

The story of Jesus calming the storm is the starting point this week in the Ignatian Workout for Lent. Listen to Tim Muldoon’s reflection below. If you’d like, share some of your own reflections in the comments. Prayer Speak to God of the storms in your life: the experiences that make it difficult to remain faithful to the call Jesus has given you. Bring what is secret before Jesus and ask him to drive the […]

The Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat: Third Week of Lent

In John’s Gospel, Jesus begins his public ministry with the miracle of changing water into wine. Why does he choose this action, rather than something more—well—Godlike? We consider that this week in our Ignatian Workout for Lent. Listen to Tim Muldoon’s reflection below. If you’d like, share some of your own reflections in the comments. Prayer Ask Jesus to teach you how to walk with him and be his presence in the world. Ask his […]

The Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat: Second Week of Lent

In this week’s Ignatian Workout for Lent exercise, we consider the theme “The Sick Need a Doctor.” Listen to Tim Muldoon’s reflection below. If you’d like, share some of your own reflections in the comments. Prayer Begin to make a habit of the Examen, a prayer of reflection, over the course of the day, with an eye to better understanding where God is moving you. As you look over the day, where do you feel […]

The Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat: First Week of Lent

Jesus calls us to repent and believe in the good news. We consider that in this week’s exercise in our Ignatian Workout for Lent. Listen to Tim Muldoon’s reflection below. If you’d like, share some of your own reflections in the comments. Prayer Bring to prayer your desire to be part of something greater than yourself. Ask God to help you name which specific desires point you in the direction of that “something greater”—God’s project—and […]

The Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat: Week of Ash Wednesday

Welcome to the week of Ash Wednesday. Pause and survey the landscape as you begin this online retreat, your Ignatian Workout for Lent. Listen to Tim Muldoon’s reflection below. If you’d like, share some of your own reflections in the comments. Prayer Pray the words of Psalm 139 slowly, speaking to God. Imagine God as a novelist and you a character in the novel, or God as a sculptor working to create you. What feelings […]

Introduction to the Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat

In his book, The Ignatian Workout for Lent, Tim Muldoon applies the principles of discernment, reflection, and action to guide readers to grow in love and transformation. The book includes 40 exercises organized according to the four weeks of the Spiritual Exercises. We’re also offering an online retreat this year based on Tim’s book. Each Monday here at dotMagis, Tim will share an audio reflection based on an exercise from the book, accompanied by suggestions […]

Football and Discernment

Now that I have a son, I find my lingering doubts about football coming to a head. With the Super Bowl upon us, I find myself wondering whether it is for the greater glory and praise of the divine majesty to watch the game. Consider these two well-wrought essays: the first, by Steve Almond at the New York Times: Medical research has confirmed that football can cause catastrophic brain injury — not as a rare […]

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