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    John O’Donohue on Noticing

    I hadn't known about the priest-poet John O'Donohue until I read this post by Michelle Francl-Donnay.  The poem "A Blessing for One Who is...

    i thank you God

    e.e. cummings' poem "i thank You God for most this amazing day" is a lyric of thanksgiving. Read it here. Here it is read by...

    The God of My Beginning and End

    Another prayer from The Ignatian Adventure by Kevin O'Brien, SJ. This time it is by Karl Rahner, SJ . I should like to speak with...

    Daniel Berrigan at 90

    Daniel Berrigan, SJ, celebrated his 90th birthday yesterday.  We older folk remember him as a charismatic anti-war activist in the 60s and 70s.  He...

    Annunciations All the Time

    My wife disturbed my Advent bliss a couple of days ago when she showed me a poem. I had been sailing along smoothly, humming...

    Prayer on the Run

    I can pray as I bake this pie peeling the apples rolling the dough sprinkling the sugar making it right. This is my work of love, Lord. Bless the ones...

    Thanksgiving

    i thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything which is...

    Mary Karr’s Conversion

    The poet Mary Karr has just published a new book, Lit, in which she talks about her conversion to Catholicism as well her struggle...
    Something to Think About

    To Live in the Mercy of God

    by Denise Levertov To lie back under the tallest oldest trees. How far the stems rise, rise before ribs of shelter open! To live in the mercy of God. The...

    Billy Collins

    I wasn't surprised to find out that the poet Billy Collins is a Jesuit alum (Holy Cross '63).  There's a distinctly Ignatian tone in...

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