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    Screen Time and St. Ignatius

    It’s happened again. I have spent 30… 45… 60 minutes on social media. I’m not sure why I do it. I logged on to see how my...
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    The Continuing Gifts of the Resurrection

    This spring, I have enjoyed watching the birds come to our backyard birdfeeder. After a long winter, I refilled the feeder and within a...
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    Consoling Love

    This post is based on Week Eight of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. In the movie, Steel Magnolias, a famous scene takes place in a cemetery...
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    One Egg at a Time

    I can still see him: a little boy, barely over one year old, sitting on the lawn in his plaid green overalls surrounded by...
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    The Courage to Accompany Those Who Suffer

    This post is based on Week Seven of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. Every year, when I read the Scripture passages that recall the Crucifixion of...
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    Reconciling with Distractions

    “God, reveal my hidden flaws to me,” I prayed one evening. Nothing happened. No insights surfaced. “How can I reform my life if I don’t...
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    The Two Standards and Letting Go

    This post is based on Week Five of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. It was the last day of a recovery retreat when my partner, Sister...
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    Following the Spirit’s Lead in Communal Discernment

    We all suddenly paused in the middle of our meeting. I looked around and could sense that others felt what I was noticing: the...
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    Lenten Read-Along: Examen of God’s Compassion and Mercy for Me

    I begin by giving thanks for the good gifts God has given me so far. I ask God for the gifts of insight...
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    Noticing My Stumbling Blocks

    This post is based on Week Three of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. For five years I volunteered at the county jail, where I took a...