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    When things aren't going well we carry on anyway.  Sometimes friends advise us to act "as if" life was going better than it actually is.  It's good advice, but acting "as if" sometimes feels like a ill-fitting suit.  It's...
    Our Ignatian song this week is "Morning Has Broken," a lovely song of thanks for creation: Morning has broken like the first morning, Blackbird has spoken like the first bird. Praise for the singing, Praise for the morning, Praise for them springing fresh...
    Looking for a good book? Fr. Jim Martin at America has some suggestions for books about Ignatian spirituality and Jesuits. I've read many of them. Most recently I read David Lonsdale's Eyes to See, Ears to...
    Baseball is God's game, in my opinion.  I love the game and I especially like the Detroit Tigers (who are currently barely hanging on to a one-game lead in the American League Central Division).  So you can imagine how...
    "Service" is a central idea in Ignatian spirituality. But what does it really mean? Here is an excellent article by David Fleming, SJ, that unpacks the Ignatian concept of service. Service is humble. Ignatius spoke of being helpful--not something that...
    The Ignatian song this week is "In the Presence of the Lord," a bluesy-rock number written by Eric Clapton, the undisputed master of bluesy-rock. The lyrics are the singer's simple declaration that "I have finally found a way...
    Nearly 50 people entered the contest for free copies of the Jesuit prayer book Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits. This morning five winners were chosen using the random number generator at random.org. The winners are David Romero, Denise, eamonn,...
    Before we leave the feast of St. Ignatius too far behind, I'd like to mention an excellent article about the many ways that Ignatius Loyola has been seen throughout the ages. A "polarity" of being with Christ and at...
    Today we celebrate the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola. This is a big day for Jesuits and others in the Ignatian sphere of influence. Here are a couple of my thoughts on his feast. Name a saint. Chances are one...
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