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    The Ignatian song this week is a ditty called "Give Me Love" by the Beatle George Harrison.  It's a simple song. The words are not especially deep, but I like the twangy guitar and the upbeat cheer  Give me...
    The Exercises give us the confidence that grows from personal experience, says Jim Conroy, SJ, on Busted Halo.  "It gives to men and women who have that experience of God the ability to speak out of that truth of...
    Time magazine profiles University of Detroit Jesuit High School, the only Catholic college-prep school left in the city.  Last year, 99 percent of its graduates were accepted into college.  Most students volunteer some of their time in community projects. Students...
    Before All Souls Day recedes too far, read this powerful piece by Michelle Francl-Donnay about  facing the reality of one's death.  She refers to the last days of the Jesuit Alfred Delp, killed by the Nazis: Delp's final writings, smuggled...
    James Hasse, SJ, is an artist who has ministered in African-American parishes for more than 40 years. He says, "When I do my art I am surrounded by beautiful faces and souls. Friends, neighbors, and parishioners are both my...
    This week's Ignatian song is the lovely ballad "Heavenly Day," written by the eclectic folk-county-rock artist Patty Griffin. I ran across it about the time I was reading an article on the Daily Examen. The Examen is a review...
    Teach me your way of looking at people: as you glanced at Peter after his denial, as you penetrated the heart of the rich young man and the hearts of your disciples. I would like to meet you as you really are, since your...
    Consolation and desolation are key ideas in Ignatian discernment, and they are not easy to understand.  Abbot Joseph has a good post about the nuances. Even for those who are serious about the spiritual life, it is good to make...
    Ignatian spirituality calls us to join Christ's work in the world--now, today. It looks eagerly for the coming of the Kingdom.  A song that captures this mood of expectant faith is "People Get Ready" by Curtis Mayfield.  Mayfield...
    If someone you know is looking for direction in life, point them to "How to Discern the Elements of Your Personal Vocation" by Peter Ryan, SJ. It's an excellent essay that sets forth "points to bear in mind," the...

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