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    A Grain of Compassion

    I was preparing to cook rice the other day when some grains overflowed the scoop and fell to the floor. As I reached for...
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    Dude, You Can’t Fail!

    My e-mail inbox is peppered with requests from Jesuit advocates on a variety of issues, often asking for me to take action. Ignatian spirituality...
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    Lord Jesus, Teach Me to Be Generous

    In celebration of our fifth anniversary, we invited our dotMagis bloggers to reflect on the individual lines of St. Ignatius’s Prayer for Generosity. “I don’t...
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    What’s Difficult Is the Follow-Through

    The thing is, it’s easy to imagine yourself doing great works of mercy. It’s easy to have good intentions. What’s difficult is the follow-through,...

    With the "Blessed”

    The stench of the mud hut with the tin roof that was home to a woman dying of breast cancer, her two children in...
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    A Change of Preposition

    A little change of preposition can make a big difference. Imagine that you see a disheveled looking man holding a cardboard sign saying “Hungry, out...
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    A Place at the Table

    We always hear how Jesus ate with sinners, but it really struck me the other day when in the Gospel passage where Jesus is...
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    Ministry of Presence

    A few weeks ago, Beth Knobbe shared about her mission trip to Haiti. Today we share the video reflections of two Northwestern University students...

    We Learned a Lot on Haiti Mission Trip

    This is a guest post.There are two phrases that I consistently use to describe our mission trip to Haiti—“it was interesting” and “we learned...

    Ignatian Family Teach-In 2011

    More than a thousand people representing the Ignatian "family" will gather in Washington November 12-14 for learning, prayer, and networking.  The theme of  the...