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    Forgive Everyone Everything Lenten Read-Along - book and author Gregory Boyle and artist Fabian Debora

    Lenten Read-Along: Seeing the Goodness

    I have long admired Gregory Boyle, SJ, whose books I regularly teach in my classes in the Boston College PULSE service learning program. I...
    Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2023 by the Irish Jesuits


    The kingdom of God is always unexpected; it catches me by surprise and demands responses from me that jolt me out of my mediocrity....
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    Putting a Stop to Food Waste

    About 18 months ago I watched a documentary by American chef and author Anthony Bourdain, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, which completely transformed...
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    Men and Women for Others

    It’s often said that people following an Ignatian path are working to become “men and women for others.” But what does that mean? The...
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    How Shall We Live?

    As I entered my dorm on my first day at college, I read the writing on the wall: “How, then, shall we live?” I interpreted...
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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...