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    Getting Out of the “If I Ruled the World” Mindset

    At a recent conference, a fellow Ignatian educator and I were walking to the cafeteria for lunch, caught up in a passionate conversation about...
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    Unique and Unrepeatable Autumn

    In his autobiography, St. Ignatius Loyola recounts how “the greatest consolation he used to receive was to look at the sky and the stars,...
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    Hello, Anger

    When I mentioned to my spiritual director that I was totally apathetic about my prayer life of late, and she asked if I were...
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    Choosing Joy

    Once we know we are loved, it is easy to choose joy. This is what Father Greg Boyle, SJ, learned as he has ministered to...
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    What We Can—And Definitely Can’t—Learn About Gods from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

    It’s easy to forget that Thor is a god. I was reminded of this recently watching the latest installment in the Thor franchise—a crucial piece...
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    Steadying Each Other

    We made our way through the crowded theater, spotting our seats in the center of a row already filled with people. Not wanting to...
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    No Guarantees

    Each week, my junior high-school math teacher had us write a note to ourselves at the top of our class notebooks. Dear Me, Lord willing, Test on...
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    Dance with Me

    I had been watching too many of those romantic European period pieces, the ones where the ball is the make-or-break moment of the whole...
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    Humility and Thirst for Christ

    This past summer, my area experienced a long drought. On my summer retreat, the usually lush grass was parched, the lilacs looked wilted, and...
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    Minding the Moss: An Invitation to Selflessness

    We learned quickly not to step on the moss. On the flight to Iceland, one video after another cautioned against committing such a heinous act....