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    Cannonball Moment: A Friend’s Death

    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...
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    Shattered Tomato and Dripping Rain

    We had been having torrential downpours all day. I usually love the sound of the rain, but there is one sound that I don’t...
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    Regeneration Through Cultivating Joy

    One of my earliest childhood memories is being about two or three years old, walking along a Florida beach with my parents. My father...
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    Strangers and the Funny Papers

    I am thirsty. Not for water or coffee or tea but for conversation. And I’m not talking about the weather or the plague or politics. I’m...
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    The Trinity and the Trumpet

    I was about to walk downstairs when I heard a beautiful sound coming from my son’s room. I paused at the top of the...
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    Kintsugi and the Divine Potter

    Recently, I started the Spiritual Exercises again, and one of the first readings I reflected on was from Jeremiah. In this passage (18:1–9), God...
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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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