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    The Cricket and Prayer

    I am watching the clock and waiting for my son and husband to clear out of their morning bustle in the kitchen. The sun...
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    Advent Preview

    Advent begins November 29, 2020. Here are a few resources to keep in mind as you prepare to observe the season. Advent A to Z Observe...
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    The Saints, Anchored in Hope

    The Feast of All Saints…reminds us that the goal of our existence is not death, it is paradise! The apostle John writes, “It does...
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    Luke Learns from Mary

    In honor of the October 18 feast of St. Luke, let’s listen in to an imagined story by the evangelist. It started with Mary. I...
    Help me, Lord, to see how you are at work, bringing life even in seemingly impossible circumstances. Help me to open about my grief and honest about my fears. Help me recognize your encouragement when it comes. – quote from Sacred Space: A Little Book of Encouragement

    Impossible Circumstances

    Something to ponder: Learn about Sacred Space: A Little Book of Encouragement.
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    Receive My Memory

    Memories are important to me. They are the building blocks of the stories I tell myself, my children, and new acquaintances. I attended elementary school...
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    Five Practices of Ignatian Spirituality That Foster Resilience

    Ignatian spirituality arose from an environment not so different from the one in which we find ourselves today. St. Ignatius endured long months of...
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    The Third Method of Prayer

    Ignatian prayer is not one kind of prayer; in fact, Ignatius recommends a variety of ways to pray, along with the better-known imaginative prayer....
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    A Prayer Exercise: Imagination

    What is the most imaginative thing you've ever done? Who is the most imaginative person you know, and how would you describe that person's life...
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    Prayer for Detachment

    I beg of you, my Lord, to remove anything which separates me from you, and you from me. Remove anything that makes me unworthy of your sight, your...