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    Ignatian Prayer

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    Five Ways of Praying Through Sorrow

    It is hard not to hear our cries of sorrow and prayers of lament. Our world and all in it are groaning. I feel...
    "The Flight into Egypt" by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld - public domain via Wikimedia Commons

    I Am Yosef

    O Lord, I am Yosef. I am David's son, heir to your holy promise to make of this people a great nation. But I am small...
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    Mary, Mona Lisa, and Seeing Through the Icons

    When I was 16 years old, I saw da Vinci’s Mona Lisa for the first time. Sort of. I was on a high school...
    "Never lose hope; continue to believe, always, in spite of everything. Hope opens new horizons, making us capable of dreaming what is not even imaginable." - quote by Pope Francis next to book cover On Hope and tree background

    Advent Hope

    Hope is a theme of Advent, so we today share two quotes on hope for your reflection this season. The quote art is from a...
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    The Back Door’s Open

    When I was young, Uncle Lou always came through our unlocked back door calling the traditional Slovak greeting, “Pochválený buď Ježiš Kristus,” which meant,...
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    The Cricket and Prayer

    I am watching the clock and waiting for my son and husband to clear out of their morning bustle in the kitchen. The sun...
    Advent A to Z e-mail series from Loyola Press

    Advent Preview

    Advent begins November 29, 2020. Here are a few resources to keep in mind as you prepare to observe the season. Advent A to Z Observe...
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    The Saints, Anchored in Hope

    The Feast of All Saints…reminds us that the goal of our existence is not death, it is paradise! The apostle John writes, “It does...
    James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). Saint Luke (Saint Luc), 1886-1894. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 5 7/16 x 3 15/16 in. (13.8 x 10 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.207 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 00.159.207_PS2.jpg)

    Luke Learns from Mary

    In honor of the October 18 feast of St. Luke, let’s listen in to an imagined story by the evangelist. It started with Mary. I...
    Help me, Lord, to see how you are at work, bringing life even in seemingly impossible circumstances. Help me to open about my grief and honest about my fears. Help me recognize your encouragement when it comes. – quote from Sacred Space: A Little Book of Encouragement

    Impossible Circumstances

    Something to ponder: Learn about Sacred Space: A Little Book of Encouragement.

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