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    Ignatian spirituality owes a great debt to Aristotle. Not a surprise, really--Ignatius absorbed the theology of Thomas Aquinas, who imbibed the philosophy of Aristotle (by way of his teacher, Albert the Great, and in conversation with Muslim and Jewish...
    Today we welcome another blogger to dotMagis.  He is Ed Peck.  Ed is the founding executive director of the Ignatian Colleagues Program. He joins Maureen Waldron,  Tim Muldoon, and me as regular dotMagis bloggers. Ed will publish his first...
    My friend and colleague Jim Campbell recently discovered a Jesuit calendar that's a great resource for anyone interested in all things Jesuit.  It was developed by Otto Sayre, SJ, a German Jesuit.  The calendar pays special attention to the German...
    Brother Guy Consolmango, SJ, whom we've featured here before, talks to Stephen Colbert about the theological implications of the possibility of life on other planets. The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cGold, Frankincense and Mars - Guy Consolmagnowww.colbertnation.com
    I went to a funeral Monday morning;  the mother of a friend.  She was about 95 and left behind a grieving husband who will turn 99 next month.  They had been married for 73 years.  I...
    December 3 is the feast of Saint Francis Xavier. Francis is the patron of foreign missions because of his evangelization in India, Indonesia, and Japan (he died off the coast of China, and the site is a pilgrimage destination...
    I have been doing all the blogging at dotMagis since the site launched last April.  To further our goal of making dotMagis an Ignatian community of many voices with many points of view, we recently invited several friends and...
    The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has announced that Mary Ward (1585-1645), the English woman who founded an order modeled directly after the Jesuits, will be declared Venerable. See the CathAsia news story here. See the bio of Mary at...
    This evening, Saturday, at Vespers, the Church begins its observance of Advent. He is coming! I marvel at the way the Church has, over its history, sought to mark sacred time. The philosopher Charles Taylor observed that there...
    In early November, Santa Clara University held a three-day conference on the legacy of the six Jesuit martyrs nurdered in El Salvador in 1989.  Papers from the conference have been published on the web. In one of these papers, the...

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