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    Ignatian Voices

    “The Light Came, but Not Without a Fight.”

    The Ignatian Educator reminds us that the reality of the first Christmas was scary and confusing at the same time it was a joyful...
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    She Wasn’t Looking for a Rest

    Grace Urbanski shares a beautiful story of an encounter in the check-out lane and the lesson it taught her as autumn moves toward winter. This...
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    Happy Thanksgiving

    Americans and Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving at different times during the autumn, meaning I got to enjoy some holiday reading last month from Canadian bloggers....

    Should We Proselytize?

    The latest of the now-weekly bombshells to emerge from the Holy See is an interview that Pope Francis gave to the influential atheist founder...
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    Healing the Wounds

    In his recent interview, Pope Francis said, “Christian hope”¦is a theological virtue and therefore, ultimately, a gift from God.” As I read those words, I could...

    The Calling of St. Matthew

    Caravaggio's painting "The Calling of St. Matthew" is a great work of art that captures the truth of a great Ignatian theme--the power of...

    Casting Stones at Paula Deen

    Everyone's indignant at the behavior of Paula Deen (and Anthony Weiner and Ryan Braun), but Tim O'Brien, SJ, strikes a note of caution. In moments...

    I Love This Picture

    I love it because you saw something. No: rather, something invited your gaze to linger and see beauty,And you paused long enough to catch this...

    Mary and Joseph Together

    Why should Mary and Joseph stand together in Christmas art rather than face each other? Because they are hanging on to each other for...

    A Litany of Gifts

    I love Thanksgiving.  It's less hectic than Christmas, and it's mainly about enjoying family and friends (food too, of course).  A few years ago,...

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