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    Exercising with God

    Sit-ups, leg lifts, and squats: how can I pray at all times when I’m supposed to be exercising? I wonder how the people in Thessalonica...
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    Four Ways Ignatian Spirituality Helps Us Stay on an Even Keel

    We live in unsettling times; war, disease, political conflict, and even turbulent weather can feel disquieting. How can we stay on an even keel...
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    Eager to Reach Out and Touch Faith

    I was running late for Mass. That’s not terribly uncommon in my life, as getting two little girls out the door early on a Sunday...
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    Why God Makes Us Wait

    I have heard that God always answers prayer. Sometimes the answer is “Yes.” Sometimes it is “No.” And sometimes it is “Wait.” There was a...
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    A Celtic Approach to Holy Week

    As Lent gives way to Holy Week, we approach this most sacred time of year with a sense of anticipation, awe, and wonder. Sometimes...
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    A First-Aid Kit of Prayers

    In his book The Church of Mercy, Pope Francis writes, “How many difficulties are present in the life of every individual, among our people,...
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    Getting Outside for Prayer

    One of my favorite poems is Wendell Berry’s “The Peace of Wild Things.” The poet speaks of retreating into the world of nature when...
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    Work That Matters

    I used to get so frustrated at all the small, routine bits of work I must do just to maintain existence—cleaning, cooking, sorting/filing, and...
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    Praying the O Antiphons

    “O Emmanuel. O God with us.” This is the “O Antiphon,” one of seven, with which we are most familiar, sung in that marvelous...
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    Sacred Time

    This weekend the Church begins its observance of Advent. He is coming! I marvel at the way the Church has, over its history, sought to...

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