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    Spiritual Exercises

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    Practice, Love

    I'd like to propose a juxtaposition of two ideas that emerge from the Spiritual Exercises: practice and love. Without getting into too much insider...

    Andrew Garfield on the Spiritual Exercises

    Martin Scorsese’s film Silence has its widespread release today. America magazine has an excellent interview with star Andrew Garfield on his experience doing the...
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    What Will Be Your Focus in the New Year?

    Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Two common ones involve getting in shape or making a commitment to deepen one’s prayer life. Former catechetical...
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    The 19th Annotation: What Is It, and What Can You Expect?

    You may have heard of the 19th annotation in regard to prayer retreats or the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Simply put, the 19th...
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    The Ignatian Take on the Christian Journey

    The Exercises represent a kind of spiritual journey, as they invite the one who makes them to consider the foundational truths of Christian life:...
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    Positive Intent

    Educator Laura Thomas was at a meeting in which they started by outlining expectations. One caught her by surprise: “Assume positive intent.” I was drawn...
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    Kevin O’Brien, SJ, on Adapting the Spiritual Exercises

    America magazine interviewed Kevin O’Brien, SJ, about his mission and ministry work at Georgetown University. The author of The Ignatian Adventure, O’Brien began a...
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    Call of the King via E-Mail

    Imagine that a passionate leader sent you an e-mail to take on a specific role within a world-changing movement. How would you respond to...
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    Waking Up to the Risen Jesus

    This story is inspired by the first contemplation in the Fourth Week of the Spiritual Exercises, the apparition of Christ to Mary (#218). Do you...
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    Applying the Spiritual Exercises to the Later Stages of Life

    Ignatian volunteer Barbara A. Lee thinks about applying the Spiritual Exercises to the later stages of life in an article for America, “Aging with...