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    Princess Parties and the Call of Christ the King

    This post is based on Week Five of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. “Today is Snow White’s birthday.” This, out of the blue, unprompted, and in...
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    Our Presence Is Enough

    This post is based on Week Four of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. We had only been home for a handful of hours. We were groggy...
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    Humility in Lent

    This Lent, I have been reflecting and praying about humility. As a concept, humility is simple: thinking that no one else is any better...
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    Darth Vader and the First Week of the Spiritual Exercises

    This post is based on Week Three of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. There’s a scene in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi that neatly sums...
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    Rigid or Rearranged?

    This post is based on Week One of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. My collection of Star Wars LEGO sets has increased about 400%—an unintended, though...
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    Three Types of People Revisited

    In the Spiritual Exercises there is a meditation on “three types of people.” I think we are misled, though, by Ignatius naming these people...
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    The Great Commandment

    St. Ignatius begins the Spiritual Exercises with the essential principle that God’s love is unconditional. Adding two words, “for me,” made it intensely personal....
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    The Mystery of the Incarnation

    In the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, retreatants imagine the mystery of the Incarnation. They take time to picture the Trinity looking over...
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    Gratitude and the Spiritual Exercises

    Gratitude is at the heart of prayer and thus is central to Ignatian spirituality. For example, in praying the Examen, I begin with placing myself...
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    A Quiet Miracle

    “May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.” —John O’Donohue I recently began the Fourth Week of the Spiritual Exercises...