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    Prayers and Practices for Spring: Darkness Lifting

    I do believe that spiritual practices inspired by our physical environment can be quite effective. So let’s think a bit about winter’s transition to...
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    Eating with St. Ignatius

    At this time of year, many of us are attending holiday parties or enjoying special Christmas treats at home. Take a break and consider...
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    Ten Things Forgiveness Is Not

    Forgiveness is not the acceptance of injustice. Forgiveness is not a reason to keep things the way they always have been. Forgiveness is...
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    Four Ways to Recreate This Summer

    As we move into the summer season, let’s consider recreation—as in play, amusement, or leisure. How can we recreate? 1. Turn off all your screens.Because...
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    Living Out the Beatitudes, Part Two

    In Pope Francis’s recent apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), he reflects on the Beatitudes as a guide for how we...
    James Tissot - Sermon of the Beatitudes

    Living Out the Beatitudes, Part One

    Pope Francis recently released an apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). The document is rich in reflections, such as one on...
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    Spring Cleaning Concerns

    Not once in my life have I completed spring cleaning. I usually begin well, but I have a rather large house and lots of...
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    Training Catherine

    Catherine is a fairly new volunteer at the thrift store. I have taken her under my wing to train her in the spiritual path...
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    The Triangulation of Desire

    The late philosopher René Girard suggested that human desire is “triangular,” meaning that it arises not from any intrinsic value in the object of...
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    How to Beat the Fear of Failure

    Choose to do what you consider important to do. Do that important thing, and keep doing it. Don’t give up on what is important. Look at the...

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