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    Best Ignatian Songs: "Tutti contenti"

    I love opera.  Some of my friends think that's an elite taste, but I demur.   Opera is the whole entertainment package--drama, spectacle, plot,...

    Best Ignatian Songs: The Weight of Lies

    Here's a song to enjoy--and ponder.  “The Weight of Lies" by the folk-rock-bluegrass band The Avett Brothers is about the wages of self-delusion: "The weight...

    Best Ignatian Songs: Holland Road

    My daughter Laura texted me with the news that the British band Mumford & Sons has released a new album, saying "It's awesome,"  so...

    Best Ignatian Songs: We Are Alive

    My kids know I'm a big Bruce Springsteen fan, so I was pleased when my daughter Laura gave me his latest album, "Wrecking Ball." ...

    Best Ignatian Songs: After the Storm

    My daughter Laura turned me on to the British band Mumford and Sons. They're something special. "After the Storm" speaks of longing for God,...

    Best Ignatian Songs: Spring and Fall: To a Young Child

    Some time ago I featured the Natalie Merchant song "Wonder" in our occasional "Best Ignatian Songs" feature. Here is another. It's a...

    Best Ignatian Songs: Gabriel’s Oboe

    This is the second time  "Gabriel's Oboe" has appeared in our occasional "Best Ignatian Songs" feature.  (The first time is here.)   The occasion is...

    Speedy’s Good Life

    As I get ready for Thanksgiving Day I'm thinking of Speedy, “a thrill seeker in the world of project gangbanging,” as the Jesuit...

    Just Because It’s Friday

    We've been very serious on dotMagis this week. Let's lighten up on Friday. Kick back, relax, and listen to the greatest song...

    Best Ignatian Songs: Wonder

    A friend of mine, whose son was born with Down Syndrome, turned me on to Natalie Merchant's song "Wonder." I think it's a song...

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