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    Finding God in the Candy Jar

    Editor’s note: Today we kick off the 11th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius, our month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality. In addition to the calendar...

    Noticing the Invitations

    I stepped out of the car and found myself wrestling my raincoat away from the wind. Through the driving rain, something in the corner...
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    Driving in the Fourth Week

    I swore I would never get a vanity license plate. But then I did. I can’t exactly say it came from deep prayer and...
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    Ignatian Optimism

    I’ve always been a bit put off by people who exude positivity non-stop, the ones who only see the “bright side” or who think...
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    Rearview Mirror

    Praying the daily Examen is somewhat like looking in the rearview mirror. That’s the starting point Joe Paprocki takes in a two-minute video for...
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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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    The Promises of God

    A few days before my grandfather died of brain cancer, he made me make him a promise: “Becksa, promise me you’ll tell people that...
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    Examen for Those Experiencing Anxiety

    Noticing times when God felt absent exercises our ability to slowly and carefully wipe away the clutter that blocks our view of God. This...
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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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    God as the Great Baker

    These days may be unsettling and uncertain, but we can be assured that God is with us, faithfully providing reassurance and love. My reassurance...