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    Love to the End

    This post is based on Week Seven of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. This is a painful week in the Spiritual Exercises as I accompany Jesus...
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    Wonder and Faith

    “Faith is not fearful of reason.” —Pope Francis, in On Faith Every morning, I walk my son through the hallway of my school on his...
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    Wandering into the Sweetness of Lent

    Recently, I sat down with one of my favorite Gospel passages, Luke 6:27–38. One phrase caught my attention: “Give, and it will be given...
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    Sin, the Breaking of Relationship

    This post is based on Week Three of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. Growing up, I understood sin to mean being “off the mark” or “off...
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    Letting Go of the Shades

    I remember the time I was praying silently in the living room very early in the morning, before my little ones were awake. It...
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    Joy in the Lord

    As a couple of lone parents settled in to watch their children’s swim lesson through the glass and perhaps catch up on social media,...
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    Into Me You See

    This post is by Fiona Basile, author of Shhh...God Is in the Silence, as she begins An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. As I make my way...
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    Waving to a Stranger

    Standing in a piazza in Lucca, Italy, dappled sunlight shining down on me, I licked gelato al limone while my husband peeked in storefront...
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    Before Incarnation Comes the Silence

    We associate the Christ Child’s arrival with angelic pronouncements and nighttime fanfare: the heavenly hosts singing and sending brilliant disturbance into the lives of...
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    Three Ways to Find God in Winter

    I happen to like a midwestern winter: cold, barren, dark, and windy. I enjoy bundling up and walking on winter days, with or without...

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