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    Spiritual Exercises

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    Ignatian Optimism

    I’ve always been a bit put off by people who exude positivity non-stop, the ones who only see the “bright side” or who think...
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    The Missing Shoe: Deepening God’s Life in Me

    “Where is my stupid shoe?” I shouted at my bewildered husband. That question burst out of my mouth far more loudly than intended on a...
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    In Concert with Christ

    This post is based on Week Five of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. The popular hip hop artist took the stage as 15,000-plus fans cheered. He...
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    A School of Discipleship

    The Second Week is a school of discipleship. In discipleship you enter into a relationship that leads you deeply into the sentiments, thoughts,...
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    Confronting a 2,000-Year-Old Challenge

    Recently I came across one of my favorite passages in the Gospel of Mark, the Parable of the Rich Young Man. In Mark 10:21,...
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    Three Kinds of People

    St. Ignatius described three kinds of people: the postponer, the compromiser, and the free person. The postponer may have a vague interest in a...
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    Five Things the Spiritual Exercises Taught Me About Jesus

    On more occasions than I care to count, people will comment to me, “Ignatian spirituality does not have enough to do with Jesus. All...
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    What the Principle and Foundation Calls Us To

    The launching point of Ignatian spirituality is that God loves us fiercely, passionately, and unconditionally. Because of this love, God’s desires and hopes for...
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    Better Than Your Best?

    Magis is one of the more mysterious Ignatian terms. It’s a Latin word meaning “the greater, the excellent, the best.” It’s associated with restless striving to...
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    When You Think Someone Is Wrong

    I've been thinking about Ignatius's Presupposition lately. This is a ground rule for the Spiritual Exercises that he puts right at the beginning of the book. It's...

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