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    Finding God in Our Desires

    In the world I have known, the American Midwest, the word desire has been used too often in the context of lust and sex....
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    There’s Such a State as Difficult Consolation

    All of us are rightly wary of the incorrect reduction of the concepts of desolation and consolation to merely feeling bad and feeling good....
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    Discernment in Times of Injustice

    Ignatian approaches to discernment are sometimes posed in terms of life choices, such as which vocation we might choose or if a particular job...
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    Knowing God’s Call

    One of the most common questions I get asked in spiritual direction is, “How do I know God’s call for me?” So often we...
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    Taking the Ignatius Challenge

    Many years before St. Ignatius Loyola dedicated his life to the service of the faith, he was a battle-injured soldier, laid up in his...
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    Discernment in Making Lenten Plans

    What will you do during Lent this year? Will you fast from certain food and drink? Build in more prayer than usual? Make more donations...
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    Living the Ignatian Way

    The Ignatian way is one that busy laypeople can find a home in today. The elements and guiding principles of Ignatian spirituality resonate and...
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    Resistance in the Spiritual Life

    Resistance is a term that is often used in descriptions of spiritual movements. In its simplest terms, it is used to describe when we...
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    What Do I Really Want?

    The question to be constantly asked in decision-making is “what do I really want?” Deep down, that’s what God wants too. God wants what...
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    Important Choices

    We make thousands of decisions every day—beginning with whether to jump out of bed in the morning or hit the snooze button. Some decisions...

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