Bethlehem Bound

We’re almost at Christmas. This video from Heart to Heart Ministry features Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ, inviting us to be Bethlehem Bound. Sparough says, “Let us come to wonder, to witness, the birth of this babe, the gift of our savior.”

Instructions for a Bad Day

“If you believe with absolute honesty that you’re doing everything you can—do more. There will be bad days…” says Shane Koyczan in his poem “Instructions for a Bad Day.” Watch the video version of the poem below. Then think about that instruction to do more. In Ignatian circles, the idea of magis might be one idea that’s called for to counter bad days. Learn more about the concept of magis by reading Better than Your […]

The Cave of St. Ignatius

The Jesuits of Catalunya produced a 11-minute video outlining the life story of St. Ignatius Loyola. What differentiates it from other videos on the saint is its focus on Manresa, Spain, with footage from the cave and surrounding area where Ignatius had his vision of “finding God in all things” and composed the Spiritual Exercises. If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch the video The Cave of St. Ignatius.

Finding God Through Art

Artist Makoto Fujimura talks about how he came to find God through art, that which he created himself and the art and poetry of William Blake. Fujimura says he came to realize that “art, which was this god for me, a way to seek out the truth, has a deeper magic, a deeper well, and his name was Jesus.” If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch Finding God Through Art. For more […]

Karl Rahner, SJ, and the God-Moment

In a TEDx talk at Fordham University, doctoral candidate Paul Schutz talks about Ignatian spirituality and mindfulness in the thought of Karl Rahner, SJ. Schutz says for Rahner: Heaven, God, these ideas that usually get talked about in church are not about ideas that are floating around up in the sky, but radically present in front of your face in every moment, and the ability to say yes or no to that moment is the […]

A Christmas Hymn

On this Christmas Eve, enjoy “Silent Night” as sung by the Ignatian Schola, a Manhattan-based vocal group. Merry Christmas from all of us at! If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch the video Silent Night.

Advent Desire

James Martin, SJ, talks about the connection between Advent and desire in the video below. He says, “Our deepest longing, planted within us, is our Advent desire for Jesus Christ, who is often called in that most beautiful phrase, the ‘Desire of the Nations.’” If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch the video Advent Desire. Explore other Advent resources here.

A Dream to Pray

God, who creates me and who loves me, I open my thoughts to receive you. I open my heart to welcome you. I open my eyes to see your possibilities for me. I open my ears to listen more attentively to my life. I open my dreams to include wonders beyond my sight. I open my future to your grace. I open my struggling soul to your peace. Amen.

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