Faith Walking with Jesus

Remember this always: faith is walking with Jesus, and it is a walk that lasts a lifetime. At the end there shall be the definitive encounter. Certainly, at some moments on the journey, we feel tired and confused. But the faith gives us the certainty of Jesus’ constant presence in every situation, even the most painful or difficult to understand. We are called to walk in order to enter ever more deeply into the mystery […]

God’s Act of Creation

God’s act of creation is not a one-and-done thing; it is ongoing. We experience that creative act of God with every breath we take. God is always with us because, in creation, God is always working out the divine purpose or intention. But we are mostly unaware of God’s presence and of the fact that we exist at all times because God keeps creating. People have, however, felt that creative presence of God in nature. […]

Celebrating Award-Winning Books

Loyola Press, sponsor of this website, proudly celebrates the winners of the 2019 Illumination Book Awards. Among the Loyola Press gold medalists are God Isn’t Finished with Me Yet by Barbara Lee, Make Today Matter by Chris Lowney, and Sharing the Wisdom of Time by Pope Francis and Friends. Find all the Loyola Press winners here. In lieu of an acceptance speech, here’s Chris Lowney talking about gratitude in a brief video. Watch Lowney’s other […]

No Commonplace Achievements

When Loyola informed Portuguese Jesuits that “no commonplace achievement will satisfy the great obligations you have of excelling,” he created heroic expectations that could be met only through change and innovation on a dramatic scale. By way of illustration, imagine any modern corporate setting. The manager who sets an expense reduction target of 10 percent gets his team wondering where to buy cheaper pencils: 10 percent means safe, mainstream thinking. An expense reduction target of […]

An Invitation to Love

Very little in our culture makes it easy to love God and our neighbor. Too soon in childhood we learn to fear God and others. Fear gets in the way of love. Too soon also we learn to want things only because others have them; thus we are taught to be competitive with others. Fear, envy, and the desire to win out over others get in the way of loving others. Moreover, God can seem […]

Shhh . . . God Is in the Silence

Loyola Press has just published the children’s book, Shhh . . . God Is in the Silence, by Fiona Basile and illustrated by Alice Mount. It is designed to help children stop and listen for God’s voice in their hearts. When they do, they hear phrases such as: “You are precious.” “There is no one else like you.” “I created you.” “You are my child.” The subtitle of the book is “A story for all […]

An Interview with Author Jim Manney—and Your Chance to Win an Ignatian Inspiration Pack!

As we draw near the close of our 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration, we asked Ignatian Spirituality A to Z author Jim Manney a few questions. Check out his answers, and then scroll down for your chance to win an Ignatian Inspiration Pack, which includes a copy of Ignatian Spirituality A to Z. Loyola Press: What criteria did you use for deciding what terms or people made it into Ignatian Spirituality A to Z? […]

Ignatian Spirituality A to Z and 31 Days with St. Ignatius

With Ignatian Spirituality A to Z, author Jim Manney has provided a brief, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and essential characters and events in Jesuit history. We’ve gathered a selection in the below infographic to whet your appetite. Explore other Ignatian terms throughout July with our ninth-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration. Start with our calendar of favorite Ignatian-themed links here. Then throughout July, dotMagis blog posts will feature […]

Finding God in Family Prayer

One of our newest books is all about family prayer: The Prayer List…and Other True Stories of How Families Pray. Through interviews with friends, family members, and others she interviewed, Jane Knuth explores the various ways families have developed prayer practices. All have discovered that God begins with people where they are and leads them into relationship and conversation that become true and life-giving prayer. Here’s part of Jane’s own story: Dean and I are […]

Finding the Purpose

Casey Beaumier, SJ, experienced many uncomfortable shifts during his weeks of pilgrimage, walking from place to place, begging for food and shelter, and allowing strangers to become friends. During all of that, he struggled to understand where the journey was leading. Why was he here? What was he doing? I returned to Gonzaga grumpy and completely drained of any remaining confidence in myself. I felt completely fragile. We sat at dinner with two Jesuits, the […]

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