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    Ignatian Prayer

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    Practice Listening

    Over the next several days, practice listening. Listen to everything—traffic sounds, nature sounds, speaking sounds, and the sounds of peace and quiet. Try to...

    Hope Doesn’t Disappoint

    Something to ponder as we close one year and welcome another:—As quoted in On Hope by Pope Francis Download a PDF of this quote to...
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    Questions to Ask in Contemplating the Nativity

    Ignatian contemplation allows the Spirit to bring to light important aspects of the Gospel that inform us along our spiritual journeys. This year, my...
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    Contemplating the Nativity

    Every year, as Advent and Christmas roll around, I return to the contemplation on the Nativity in the Spiritual Exercises. In this contemplation, St....
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    Listening for God Through Our Imaginations

    It never ceases to amaze me the abundant number of ways God speaks to us. I still remember the surprise of learning that not...
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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...
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    Walking with Mary

    Two travelers are on a road in the hill country. One is Mary, who’s thinking: “I’m so excited! The Messiah is coming! I feel...
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    God with Us in the Word

    Becky Eldredge, author of Busy Lives & Restless Souls, recently shared a post on Listening for God in Scripture, in which she suggested praying...
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    Advent Inspiration

    As we reach the midpoint of this First Week of Advent, here are a few articles from the dotMagis archives to inspire you this...
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    Listening for God in Scripture

    Recently, I made my annual silent retreat: eight days of listening for God in nature and also of God meeting me in Scripture. Each...

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