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    I recently read an article in which the author argues that suffering is often a necessary part of Ignatian discernment.  A painful situation spurs us on to make a change.  Achieving the spiritual freedom necessary to choose well can...
    America magazine's Books and Culture section looks at Flannery O'Connor and William Paul Young, two writers at opposite ends of the literary quality spectrum. Young, author of the best-selling The Shack, holds up the low-quality end of the scale. ...
    For at least five reasons, says Tim Muldoon of Boston College: it gives  life a clear foundation; it sees God in all things; it shows us how to walk with Christ; it makes sense of suffering; and it hold...
    The new Ignatian Spirituality page on Facebook reached a milestone this week when its fan count went over 1000. This morning it's 1109 fans and counting. Take a look, and become a fan if you like what you...
    A friend of mine sent me this piece in the Washington Post written several years ago by William Blazek, SJ.  It's the account of a ride one morning on the DC Metro--a delightful example of finding God in all...
    My Ignatian song pick this week pays homage to one of the greatest songwriters. He's Bob Dylan, and the song is the haunting and enigmatic classic "All Along the Watchtower." Dylan wrote it and performed it in the sixties,...
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    At his People for Others blog, my friend Paul Campbell has trouble coming up with “five fun facts” about Ignatius Loyola.  One of them is the fact that Ignatius was hauled up several times before the Spanish Inquisition. This got...
    About 280 men are currently in Jesuit formation in the United States.  The Jesuits are praying for more.  Being good disciples of Ignatius Loyola, they are also working to encourage vocations as well as praying for them.  An article...
    Ignatius Loyola experienced a profound mystical vision on the banks of the Cardoner river in northern Spain.  He did not describe it any detail.  He merely remarked in his autobiography that he learned more about God in the brief...

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