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    Re-Humanizing Relationships

    Editor’s note: Throughout July, we’re hosting 31 Days with St. Ignatius, a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality. In addition to the calendar of Ignatian articles found here,...
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    Freedom in Sowing Seeds

    It’s early summer, and so my gardening season here in the Northeast is finally underway. With the exception of some radishes, lettuce, and perennial...
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    Disappointing Photo

    I was at a conference for Catholic writers, and there he was across the room—a writer, nay, a theologian whom I greatly admire and...
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    The Reign of the Cat Nap

    A deep voice riddled by static blasted through the radio. I couldn’t hear what was said and wouldn’t have understood the language even if...
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    The Dance on My Countertop

    The old coffeemaker had been sitting in the middle of the counter since we moved—and that had been well over a month. Every day,...
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    Mind the Gap Between Faith and Life

    When I was a kid, my faith and my life went together pretty easily. I learned a very practical faith from the nuns in...
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    Catholic Worldbuilding and the Ignatian Imagination

    I’ve always been fascinated by the process of worldbuilding. Science fiction and fantasy are by far my favorite genres. Occasionally, I dabble in writing speculative...
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    Holy Saturday as the Dark Night

    The tabernacle is empty. The tomb is full. The stone is rolled across the opening. There is no going back. The disciples are overwhelmed...
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    The War of the Bedtime Stories

    A minor religious conflict broke out during our bedtime reading not so long ago. It was unexpected—and pretty hilarious. Once upon a time, my eldest...
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    I was 3 ½ years old when my father taught me my first Bible verse—in the King James version. Maybe he liked the sound...