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    Seeing with the Heart by Kevin O'Brien, SJ - author photo next to book cover

    Making Big Decisions

    In the Exercises, Ignatius describes a mode of discernment for making bigger decisions, traditionally called the election (SE 169–89). Making an election relies on...
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    Reframing Our Vision

    In ancient Rome, Janus was the two-faced god of beginnings and endings, but also of transitions and passages. It is therefore no surprise that...
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    Yellow Arrows and Discernment

    Several years ago, I was blessed with a chance to walk part of the Camino de Santiago. Each day, we awoke early, put on...
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    The Grace We Need

    No matter how pure our motives and how flawless our discernment process, we depend on God's grace ultimately to help us make not only...
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    How God Gets Our Attention

    Fr. Joseph Tetlow, SJ, responds to the question, “How does God get our attention?” He explains these points in the video: Attention involves the whole...
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    Job and Desolation

    Job, we are told, was a righteous man, graced by God with all manner of blessing. But when Satan struck a wager with God...
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    Follow the Joy

    From time to time, we feel the need to understand better what our gifts are. I think this is particularly true at certain stages...
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    We Can’t Be Anything We Want to Be

    It’s normal for children to dream of becoming superheroes and unicorns and all sorts of things they cannot become. But we need to grow...
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    Assuming the Best Intentions While Discerning as a Couple

    St. Ignatius wrote many letters, and on occasion I read from a collection of them to learn more about his approach to applying spirituality...
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    Walking with Ignatius in Discernment

    Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, is releasing a video each month during this Ignatian Year. The videos serve...