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    Lenten Read-Along: Two Irish Prayer Songs

    Like most children in Ireland, I learned to sing the lorica of St. Patrick in both English and Irish, and it was as familiar...
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    The Human Experience of Our Redeemer: A Lenten Webinar with Fr. Joseph Tetlow, SJ

    Jesus Christ is fully divine and fully human. Sometimes we forget that second part! In his Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius Loyola encouraged what he...
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    Zebedee: Still Fishing

    This story is inspired by Luke 5:1–11. When my sons dropped everything to accept Jesus’ invitation, I knew my boys would serve him well. They...
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    Come Here

    The Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises encourages us to ask for the grace to know Jesus, the man who drew people to himself...
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    Embracing the Suscipe

    I used to be scared of the Suscipe. I would say the prayer, but my inner voice would be saying, “Please don’t ask that...
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    Going to Egypt

    This story is inspired by Matthew 2:13–15. Perhaps Joseph awakes to the sound of Mary humming a lullaby. Mary holds her baby close, rocking as...
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    Hold Tightly When the River Rushes

    Eric Clayton, deputy director of communications for the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, was standing in a rushing river in Bolivia...
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    Drawing Near to Our Lady

    Fr. Primitivo Viray Jr, SJ, Provincial of the Philippine Province, shares a reflection on Mary in this Ignatian Year. Here’s an excerpt from “Mary,...
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    Giving Myself Permission to Make Adjustments in Ignatian Contemplation

    I have always considered myself terrible at Ignatian contemplation. That’s a form of prayer that invites one to place oneself in a scene from...
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    Be Opened

    This story is inspired by Mark 7:31–37. The first words I ever heard were, “Be opened.” On the surface, those words seemed obvious. However, they unleashed...