Sunday Link for 31 Days with St. Ignatius

It’s day 10 of our 31-day journey of Ignatian spirituality. Today we consider God as Mystery, God as Neighbor by Jurell Sison. If you’ve joined us a few days late, you can catch up on previous reading at 31 Days with St. Ignatius. Share on your favorite social networks with the hashtag #31DayswithIgnatius.

A Jesuit-Jedi Connection?

Star Wars fans have watched the new movie, and many have commented on it online. Our friends at The Jesuit Post provide some commentary that should be of interest to Ignatian fans of the movie franchise: 8 Ways Jesuits & Jedi Are Alike, and 3 Ways They’re Not.

#MercyMatters

On December 8, 2015, Pope Francis opens the Holy Door in Rome, kicking off the Jubilee Year of Mercy. December 8 is already a special day, as we celebrate the feast of Mary’s Immaculate Conception. This feast day finds itself in the season of Advent, when we are waiting for Christ’s birth. God’s merciful act of love was made concrete in the birth of his Son, Jesus. In turn, Jesus made God’s love for us […]

Sending Christmas Cards or Not?

Paul Sullivan considers the work and cost of sending Christmas cards in a lighthearted post at igNation. He begins: It’s that time of year again. You know, when you think about sending Christmas cards to friends and loved ones, but as one Canada Post deadline after another sails by, they stay in the box until next year, when they won’t get sent then, either. I’m not exactly sure what keeps them in the box. There […]

Advent Awaits

Advent 2015 begins on Sunday. We highlighted several of Loyola Press’s Advent resources in our Advent Preview, but today we share reminders and notes about other online tools. Encounter mercy every day this Advent season with Advent Moments of Mercy. Sign up for this e-mail series by Jim Campbell, D.Min. Sacred Space and Pray As You Go offer “Journeying with the Magi,” a retreat for Advent and the Christmas season. If you’re looking for an Advent […]

Week of Gratitude

For the past several years, Paul Campbell, SJ, has spent the week before Thanksgiving hosting a Week of Gratitude on his blog, People for Others. This year’s posts are inspired by things beginning with the letter “C.” Read Paul’s thoughts and join in the lively community discussion in the comments. Here at dotMagis, many of our bloggers have contributed thoughtful posts about gratitude. Here are just a few highlights: We Cannot Stop at Thank You […]

A Thin Place with Veterans

Dean Hall shared with our Ignatian Spirituality Facebook community a story about experiencing a thin place in his work serving homeless veterans. One of the veterans in a small group setting shared a traumatic event that sparked a dialogue. There is no way I can capture the moment in the middle of group when a quiet presence filled that space; I knew in an instant that the Divine was with us, comforting these men, providing […]

Quiz: How Ignatian Are You?

Our friends at The Jesuit Post created a quiz that asks, “How Ignatian Are You?” Take it below or at the original site, and let us know how you do. Not sure about some of your answers? Reference these articles to get the facts, and then try taking the quiz again. St. Ignatius Loyola St. Francis Xavier What Are the Spiritual Exercises? Living “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam” Lunar Footnote The Daily Examen

After the Pope’s Visit to the United States

In his Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis talked about his Apostolic Visit to Cuba and the United States. As he reflected on his time in North America, many others have been sharing their reflections and photographs of September’s papal events. Busted Halo shares 15 favorite quotes from Pope Francis’s visit. Many schools held watch parties to view the Pope’s address to Congress. Awesome photos from across the U.S. of #Pope2Congress Watch Parties! http://t.co/uXOoxaTGRw pic.twitter.com/Ba3Ws4zmia — […]

Keeping Perspective for the Pope’s Visit

On the eve of Pope Francis’s visit to the United States, Michelle Francl-Donnay turns to the story of Mary and Martha as she and her fellow Philadelphia-area residents worry about the reality of hosting a pope. Help! Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia and like Martha in Luke’s Gospel, we are all anxious and worried about many things. Traffic boxes and train passes. Will we be able to get to work or to the events? […]

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