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    On a recent retreat I facilitated, a woman approached me at the break and asked, “How do I hear God’s voice when the world is so loud and busy these days?” Knowing the challenge of hearing God’s voice in...
    We’ve invited our dotMagis bloggers to reflect on the individual lines of the Prayer for Generosity, attributed to St. Ignatius. If we think of service as optional, something we do because we want to, then our service will depend on...
    As we settle into autumn, consider these reflection points on Luke 12:54–59, excerpted from Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2020 by the Irish Jesuits. A glance at the sky or a whiff of the wind, and you can have a...
    Jesus’ poverty is central for Ignatius’s Christology; it is at the heart of his being “Eternal King” and “Lord of all the world.” In the meditation on the “two Standards,” riches are the allurement of “the enemy.” One stands...
    We’ve invited our dotMagis bloggers to reflect on the individual lines of the Prayer for Generosity, attributed to St. Ignatius. Teach me not to be stingy, God. Instruct me in ways that avoid greed. Jesus, you know how hard it...
    I consider one of the greatest blessings I have right now to be watching my three little boys grow up. And it is a blessing I take for granted more often than not, I’m afraid. It is so easy...
    When my grandson was just learning to communicate, “Uh-oh!” was one of his standby phrases. This is pretty common for young children, but what struck me was that he didn’t utter it only when something “bad” happened. Whenever there...
    Praying the Examen is a good habit to establish. Every day, you review the day, notice where and how God was present, and notice how you responded to the day. You give thanks, ask forgiveness, and ask for help...
    Indeed, the past is present in us now. All of us in our identity are constituted by all the experiences we have ever had. Most of us forget many of these experiences, so they are not available to us....
    What makes us human is precisely our experience of the infinite, the fact that we are never satisfied. We are the subjects of unlimited longing, finding infinity not outside ourselves but within. We ask questions about totality and ultimate...

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