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    I recently began watching a TV show about passengers on an airplane who, unknowingly, disappear for five years while in flight. While they believe only minutes have passed, their friends and families have been without them for five years....
    July is almost here, which means we’re getting ready for the 12th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius. This original month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality leads up to the feast day of its namesake on July 31. We’ve put together...
    “I dare you to eat a bug.” Was John the Baptist the kind of kid who might say that? As a mom, I’m curious about such things. When did he acquire a taste for locusts and wild honey? Let’s imagine John...
    One of my earliest childhood memories is being about two or three years old, walking along a Florida beach with my parents. My father showed me a starfish that had washed up on the beach. He explained to me...
    I am thirsty. Not for water or coffee or tea but for conversation. And I’m not talking about the weather or the plague or politics. I’m talking about deep listening. The kind of conversation where I feel I know the other...
    After Ignatius of Loyola gave his life to God’s service, he imagined that he should go to Jerusalem to pray and do penance, make pilgrimage to the sites of Jesus’ life, and do God’s work among people there. Today...
    I was about to walk downstairs when I heard a beautiful sound coming from my son’s room. I paused at the top of the landing to listen more carefully. While muffled due to his door being shut, I realized...
    Recently, I started the Spiritual Exercises again, and one of the first readings I reflected on was from Jeremiah. In this passage (18:1–9), God explains how he can rework and remold the house of Israel like the potter reworks...
    The Jesuits of the Netherlands and North Belgium (Flanders) produced a 10-minute animated film about the life of St. Ignatius Loyola. In it, Ignatius reflects on his life: “I’m now at the end of an adventurous life, and I...
    The Ignatian ideal is that now we can recall and relive an experience of “union and familiarity” with God that uplifts and sustains us no matter the distractions of our work or banality of our lives. Here is the...

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