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    Invitation to Be Bold

    In January 2023, the Lord invited me to hope. At the time, I faced a long journey ahead of rebuilding myself, body and soul,...
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    Word for the New Year: Love

    As we begin a new year, I pray, as I do every year, for God to reveal to me something he’d like me to...
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    Spiritual Exercises with Children

    Pastoral minister Dr. Andy Kereky leads retreats for children based on the Spiritual Exercises. He talks about his experience with Joe Paprocki in an...
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    Where Is It You Don’t Want to Go?

    Consolation is sometimes painful. On the surface, we fun-seeking humans will do lots of things that are not of God to avoid feeling bad, to...
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    Advent Light

    Advent readings often focus on the theme of light in the midst of darkness, picking up on the words of Isaiah: “The people walking...
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    San Fermo Maggiore Church in Verona, Italy, features foundation stones from the fifth century, so I was quite surprised to find, tucked behind one...

    Loved as I Am

    For years now, I have been working on accepting and internalizing a particular truth about God: that God loves me as I am, no...
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    Collecting Past and Present

    There’s a tiny games and hobbies shop off the highway near my house. I have to make at least one U-turn to find it....
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    Christmas Examen

    The Christmas season invites us to embrace St. Ignatius’s invitation to savor the things that satisfy the soul. My reality during the Christmas season...
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    An Examen in Times of Pain

    The daily Examen is intended to help us notice where God is in our lives. We do this by examining the details of the...