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    My Hourglass

    I was standing in the parking lot of Campion Hall at Seattle University, my eyes welling with tears that I refused to let fall...
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    The Great Re-Imaginer

    Having faith and hope seems almost absurd in times like these. The brokenness, darkness, and suffering of our world are in plain sight. Uncertainty...
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    Soul to Soul

    The loud clang, clang, clang of the church bells resounding across the quad combined with the incessant chatter of excited kids running out of...
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    Cleansing Rain

    I recently had one of those weeks when I couldn’t do anything right. Looking back on it now, I see that God had a...
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    Prayers Before Zoom School

    My children, like so many in COVID times, are in Zoom school. Each morning we take our laptops to separate parts of the house...
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    In the Eye of the Storm

    In Louisiana, we have five seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall, and hurricane. I’ve lived through many hurricanes, some minor, some catastrophic. One characteristic of...
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    When I Feel the Ground Disappearing Beneath Me

    One evening in early August, I stood in my kitchen in front of three open lunch boxes, feeling anxiety welling up in me. In...
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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....
    Ignatian Discernment of Spirits in Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Care by Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ - book cover and author photo

    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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    The Hope of Sidewalk Victory Gardens

    Editor’s note: Throughout July, we’re celebrating 31 Days with St. Ignatius, a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality. In addition to the calendar of Ignatian...