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    Right Place at the Right Time

    Our city councilman and the mayor were leaving the coffee shop where our woman’s spirituality group meets weekly. We waved hello, introduced ourselves, and...
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    Exploring the Examen Step-by-Step: Ask God for Light

    Editor’s note: Today we begin a series exploring each of the steps of the Examen. We’re using the Examen version from Jim Manney’s book,...
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    Small Changes for a Big Year: Explore the Mess

    Be brave and look carefully at the messiness in your life. Enjoy this video excerpt from Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy...
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    Small Changes for a Big Year: Choose Silence

    Editor’s note: This week we’ve invited our dotMagis bloggers to reflect on small changes for a big year. What if a new year wasn’t about...
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    An Examen of Quiet

    Give thanks. Thank the Lord for all that you see and hear. And then thank the Lord for moments of quiet, brief though many may...
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    Bethlehem Moments

    I settled into the chair in the little wallpapered room and admired the candlelit crèche. While I gathered my thoughts, my spiritual director excused...
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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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    Faith-Filled Waiting

    God is teaching me the difference between worldly waiting and faith-filled waiting. I was recently diagnosed with a pulmonary condition that could eventually be life-threatening....
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    Silent Prayer in Advent

    Many Advent hymns feature the idea of silence: “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent,” or, “My Soul in Stillness Waits.” And then there is...
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    Imperfect but Hopeful

    I walked into the Sunday evening Mass a few weeks ago with quite the ragtag group of little boys. I had been in and...