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    Getting to Know Jesus

    This post is based on Week Six of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure.There was a time in my life when I didn’t really know Jesus....
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    Can I Really Drink This Cup?

    In the Anima Christi prayer, we pray, “Blood of Christ, inebriate me.” I ask to be made drunk with God’s love. Can I really...
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    Encounters in Imaginative Prayer

    This post is based on Week Four of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure.When preparing to enter into imaginative prayer, I always pray that the Holy...
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    Listening for God Through All God’s Gifts

    This morning I prayed the Examen, reviewing the last 24 hours with God’s help. As I jotted notes in my journal on what arose...
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    Anger About My Roof

    This story is inspired by Mark 2:1–12. Jesus “returned to Capernaum… it was reported that he was at home.” As I reflected on the Gospel...
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    The Journey Backward

    We talk a lot about “moving forward”—whether in a business meeting or a relationship or an aspect of personal spirituality. United States culture is...
    "Nothing is more practical than finding God" - text from opening of video with words to "Fall in Love" prayer attributed to Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ

    Fall in Love Prayer Video

    Reflect today with this video of the popular poem “Fall in Love,” attributed to Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ. The poetic prayer is appropriate at...
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    Listening for God in Colloquy

    Ignatian spirituality offers us a variety of prayer tools to help us listen for God. One of these Ignatian prayer tools that I turn...
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    What Is Your Image of God?

    Recently, I had an enlightening conversation with friends about how we envision God. It’s a really interesting question, because how we imagine God determines...
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    My Beloved

    My fingers brush the holy water as I enter the church. I’m here for a Gospel meditation, and I linger, imagining the Jordan. Was...