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    A Letter to Jesus

    This post is based on Week Eight of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. Dear Jesus, For the past eight weeks, we’ve been walking together in a special...
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    Contemplating the Passion with St. Ignatius

    In the Third Week of the Spiritual Exercises, we contemplate the Passion of Jesus. St. Ignatius advises us to pray for the grace of...
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    Bring Back a Wonderful Memory

    Spend time with one of your most cherished memories. It could be a recent memory or one from long ago. It could recall a...
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    Getting to Know Jesus

    This post is based on Week Six of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. There was a time in my life when I didn’t really know Jesus....
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    Can I Really Drink This Cup?

    In the Anima Christi prayer, we pray, “Blood of Christ, inebriate me.” I ask to be made drunk with God’s love. Can I really...
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    Encounters in Imaginative Prayer

    This post is based on Week Four of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. When preparing to enter into imaginative prayer, I always pray that the Holy...
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    Listening for God Through All God’s Gifts

    This morning I prayed the Examen, reviewing the last 24 hours with God’s help. As I jotted notes in my journal on what arose...
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    Anger About My Roof

    This story is inspired by Mark 2:1–12. Jesus “returned to Capernaum… it was reported that he was at home.” As I reflected on the Gospel...
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    The Journey Backward

    We talk a lot about “moving forward”—whether in a business meeting or a relationship or an aspect of personal spirituality. United States culture is...
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    Fall in Love Prayer Video

    Reflect today with this video of the popular poem “Fall in Love,” attributed to Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ. The poetic prayer is appropriate at...

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