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    The Ignatian Year 2021–2022

    Seeing Suffering Anew in Christ

    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...
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    Longing for Home

    As I was washing the dishes this morning, the song “How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” (sung by Kate Baldwin) came up on my...
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    What I Learned About God Through My Pet Bird

    My bird, Charlie, died last month. Charlie was a beautiful little parrot, jam-packed with personality. Most days, my shoulder was her perch, from which she...
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    My Attitude About Time and Manna

    Each day, God gives me enough time. It sure doesn’t feel like it. Today I did not have time to play my guitar or piano or...
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    God as Gardener

    I despise gardening! It’s not gardening’s fault, really. It’s mine. I do occasionally try to garden, but every time, it fails miserably. Usually my foray into...
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    Easter’s Expectant Playfulness

    When my children were younger, we used to go to the Easter Vigil Mass. As a result, Easter morning was at home. The Easter...
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    Tilling the Soil of My Heart

    When I was a child, I thought of Lent as a gloomy time. This was partly because where I grew up, the weather at...
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    God’s Glance

    In our new apartment, we hung pictures of our 10 grandchildren down the length of the hall. Our younger son said jokingly, “You're going...
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    Using Our Gifts to Build the Kingdom Among Us

    On the front porch, perched upon a worn wooden table and leaning against a bowl filled with water bottles, stood the sign: “Delivery Folks:...
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    God Gives Us an A

    A couple of years ago, I had a student who spent quite a few free periods hanging out in my office. One day, he...