Look over the Expanse of Your Work

Those of us in the United States and Canada are celebrating Labor Day today. When you look back over your whole life, what work do you think will emerge in that view as the most meaningful and most influential? Think about that with today’s video reflection, courtesy of author and editor Vinita Hampton Wright. If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch the video The Expanse of Your Work.

Kevin O’Brien, SJ, on Discernment in the Jesuit Tradition

Kevin O’Brien, SJ, presented an hour-long webinar on “Discernment in the Jesuit Tradition” for Georgetown University Alumni Career Services. The information is valuable for anyone interested in learning about how to make decisions using Ignatian discernment. If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch the video Kevin O’Brien, SJ, on Discernment in the Jesuit Tradition.

Encyclical Takeaways

The release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, was accompanied by a stream of analysis by Catholic media. Here, we share James Martin, SJ, with a video of the “Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’.” See more from America Magazine here. Read the encyclical for yourself here. If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch the video Encyclical […]

Encyclical on the Environment Expected This Week

Pope Francis’s anticipated encyclical on the environment is due this week, June 18, 2015. The title Laudato Si (Praised Be) comes from the first words of the popular Canticle of the Sun by St. Francis of Assisi. As we await this papal document, it might be fruitful to pray the Canticle of the Sun. Here, we share a video of Vinita Hampton Wright reciting this prayer. The Ignatian Solidarity Network is one good source for […]

Reflecting on Magis Zimbabwe

The Magis program is a pilgrimage that brings together young adults for friendship, service, and faith experiences. While the major international Magis event is held in the lead-up to World Youth Day, local events occur in non-WYD years. Edna from Kenya shared in a video her experience with Magis in Zimbabwe. She says, “Our lives were impacted in a greater way, not by merely seeing, hearing, and feeling, but in fully experiencing God in the […]

Praying in Silence

Grace Urbanski from the Apostleship of Prayer shares three ideas for praying in silence, especially with children: Timed prayer Secret good deeds Listening If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch the video Praying in Silence.

Why a Jubilee of Mercy?

Pope Francis has called for a Jubilee Year of Mercy to begin on December 8, 2015. In this video, he explains the reason for the declaration quite simply: “Here, then, is the reason for the Jubilee: because this is the time for mercy.”

Time to Do Life Laundry

Paul Brian Campbell, SJ, suggests that Lent is a time to do life laundry. In other words, we can use the season to unburden ourselves of the things we accumulate that weigh us down. If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch the video Time to Do Life Laundry.

Fall in Love Prayer Video

This brief video illustrates the prayer “Fall in Love,” attributed to Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ. If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch the video Fall in Love.

End of Day Examen

St. Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre offers a video that walks one through the Examen. Though the Examen can be prayed in the morning or the evening, this version is geared for bedtime prayer. If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch the video End of Day Examen.

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