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    “Joy to the world!” the song rings out. But not everyone feels joyful at Christmas. Anyone who is sick, bereaved, lonely, or unemployed may find trying to sing about joy a bitter irony. Someone who has lost a child...
    I have always loved to sing the hymn “Silent Night.” It is so seared into my brain that I can’t help but hum it when I see the first Christmas decorations showing up around town. But as much as...
    The night before my daughter started middle school, I found her alone in her room, curled up on her bed, her eyes welling with tears. She would be going to a new school where she had to change classrooms...
    Fr. Joseph Tetlow, SJ, responds to the question, “What hints can you give us for understanding Jesus’ human experience through prayer?” He offers three pieces of advice in answer: Read and re-read the Gospels. Know that the Holy Spirit is...
    Sometimes we make assumptions about prayer and the spiritual life that impede our attempts to connect with God. Often, these fallacies take root in the subconscious, and we do not even realize they are operative until a wise and...
    Have you ever considered going home as a pilgrimage? Maybe you're going back to the hometown of your childhood, or maybe you're going to the town in which you attended college or got married or began your career. If...
    When my children were younger, we would go on long road trips during the winter holiday from school to visit our families. We’d eagerly pack up our bags, make sure there were plenty of snacks for the little ones,...
    Eric A. Clayton, author of Cannonball Moments, talks about the role of writing in prayer. In a Pop-Up Prayer interview, he explains how he entered into the Ignatian colloquy through his experience of writing. Prepare for Advent with Ignatian-inspired resources....
    Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, was born on November 14, 1907, and founded Jesuit Refugee Service on November 14, 1980. Now, November 14 is recognized as JRS Day. In honor of JRS Day and its founder, join us this week...
    Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, was born on November 14, 1907, and founded Jesuit Refugee Service on November 14, 1980. Now, November 14 is recognized as JRS Day. In honor of JRS Day and its founder, join us this week...

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