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    Ignatian Prayer

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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...
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    Why Do We Pray?

    If the answer to our prayers will sometimes be "no," why do we pray in the first place? I have no doubt that our...
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    Standing Next to Mary

    I find myself wondering often about the ordinary moments in the Holy Family’s life, particularly the day-to-day moments of Mary’s life with Jesus. Perhaps...
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    A Completely New Life

    This story is inspired by Luke 13:10–17. Eighteen years! For 18 years, I lived crippled by a spinal problem. It began when I was a little...
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    Friendship and Harmony with God

    God, who is Love itself, creates a universe that is good from its beginning (because God is good). Over time, human beings in the...

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