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    Say You're One of Them, a short story collection by Uwem Akpan, SJ, a Nigerian Jesuit, is Oprah Winfrey's latest pick for her book club.  It's the first time Oprah has chosen a book of short stories (and Fr....
    Responding to God's invitation is a core idea of Ignatian spirituality. We give because we have received. The sublime expression of this is Ignatius' "Suscipe." Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, All...
    NASA has announced that its Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) will strike the Cabeus A crater near the south pole of the moon in early October.  The crater is named for Niccolo Cabeo (1586-1659), a Jesuit...
    Fear is the root of evil in the world, writes William Barry, SJ, in his book Spiritual Direction and the Encounter with God. Thus, real religion must have a real answer to fear.  He quotes this wonderful aphorism from...
    The Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy, an ambitious venture in online education, recently celebrated its first year of operation. The JVLA provides online for-credit courses, workshops, lectures and other learning opportunities for students at Jesuit high schools. It also...
    Our Ignatian song last week was "Gabriel's Oboe" from the movie "The Mission."  The movie depicts the dramatic story of the Jesuit "reductions" in South America, communities of indigenous people whom the Jesuits protected from the rapacious colonial Spanish. ...
    Fr. Jim Martin, SJ, is sure he did.   He explains why to NPR's Scott Simon.  He also talks about religious humor that goes over the line.
    James Fisher, a professor of history at Fordham, has just published On the Irish Waterfront, the story of the New York/New Jersey waterfront, which was run by the Irish mob for the first half of the 20th century.   A...
    Ruth Sherer Leacock is a songwriter and musician who wrote many songs as a way to preserve her experience of the Spiritual Exercises. She says, "Set it to music, I'll remember it. The emotional power of the melodies coupled...
    Religious educators with an Ignatian bent take note. A young Jesuit named Anthony Borrow has been using the Spiritual Exercises in his classes at Dallas Jesuit College Prep school. He has developed 31 exercises for classroom sessions that include periods...

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