Advent Awaits

Advent 2018 begins on December 2. Prepare your heart for Christmas this season with online resources from Loyola Press. Sacred Advent Embrace the Advent season as a sacred space from the ease of your e-mail inbox. Sacred Advent is a daily prayer break that invites you to a step-by-step way of praying with a Scripture reading and related reflection points. Advent Calendar Find a different reflection each day during the season, many by your favorite […]

Make Today Matter Blog Hop

How can small things done every day change us for the better and make the world better too? Author and leadership speaker Chris Lowney knows 10 habits that can lead to a better life and world, and we invite you to a special blog hop celebrating those habits and how each of us can Make Today Matter. Each weekday from April 30 through May 11, 2018, a different blogger will reflect on one of the […]

Getting Ready for Lent 2018

Ash Wednesday is February 14, 2018, so today we’re highlighting just a few of the many Ignatian-inspired features designed to help you observe Lent. An Ignatian Prayer Adventure Join in an adapted version of the Spiritual Exercises, perfectly timed as a Lent and Easter retreat. This year Barbara Lee (pictured), author of the new book God Isn’t Finished with Me Yet: Discovering the Spiritual Graces of Later Life, will share her experiences with the retreat […]

A Spiritual Way of Proceeding

The Jesuit Institute South Africa produced a two-minute video introduction to Ignatian spirituality. David Fleming, SJ, is quoted in the video as saying Ignatian spirituality is “a spiritual way of proceeding that offers a vision of life, an understanding of God, a reflective approach to living, a reverential attitude to our world, and an expectation of finding God in all things.” Fleming is the author of What Is Ignatian Spirituality?

What Are You Doing for Lent?

With Ash Wednesday only two days away, it’s time to decide which online tools might be helpful to you this Lent. We’ve already highlighted many of these in our 10 Ideas for Lent post, but today serves as a reminder and includes a few new ideas too. Living Lent Daily invites you to foster a daily practice of spiritual calm where God is at the center. Sign up for the daily e-mail messages and have […]

10 Ideas for Lent

Ash Wednesday is March 1, 2017, so today we’re highlighting some of the many Ignatian-inspired features designed to help you observe Lent. Living Lent Daily Foster a daily practice of spiritual calm where God is at the center. Living Lent Daily is an e-mail series delivering fresh reflections based on the Scriptures of Lent. Each day’s message includes a quotation from the day’s Scripture readings and a brief reflection to spur prayer and self-examination. The […]

Making Room for God Invitation

Dear dotMagis Readers, I don’t know about you, but for the last few weeks I’ve been readying my calendar for 2017, making goals and resolutions, and beginning anew. Maybe you’re in a similar mode right now—preparing, looking ahead, planning, and refining. A new year provides us with a fresh start and a chance to reset our thinking about what’s to come. As we go through this annual process, are we allowing God to be part […]

Settling into Advent

If you’re settling into Advent but looking for some seasonal inspiration to accompany your journey, there’s still time to sign up for Sacred Advent in your e-mail inbox. You might also enjoy other pre-Christmas options from our Ignatian friends around the Web. Sacred Space and Pray As You Go offer “God With Us: An Advent Retreat with the O Antiphons.” At her self-named blog, Becky Eldredge has started a six-week series on “Cultivating Awareness of […]

Finding God in Church Events

At the start of each week, we invite our Ignatian Spirituality Facebook community to share where they have found God in the last few days. This weekend brought some wonderful responses that focused on encountering God in church events of all Christian denominations. I am a pianist and organist at a local Presbyterian church. The choir is out for the summer, but the director and I do solo anthems for special music during the service. […]

Picturing God Through Your Senses

We’ve enjoyed our month of exploring ways to encounter God through the five senses, inspired by the new book Taste and See by Ginny Kubitz Moyer. We asked our Ignatian Spirituality community on Facebook how they find God through their senses. Enjoy these visual replies, and then check out today’s 31 Days with St. Ignatius reflection: The Spiritual Exercises and the Importance of Looking Back by Michelle Francl-Donnay. For more photographic responses to the question […]

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