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    A Lenten reflection from Fr. Jim Martin, S.J. Turns out that fasting is about money (at least in part):
    Last month America Magazine awarded its 2009 Campion Award to Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury-- a remarkable move, since the award is named after St. Edmund Campion, one of the English martyrs.  Williams writes movingly of "martyrial...
    My sister and her husband, who live in Oregon, had their inaugural bike ride of the season yesterday. She wrote that the sun was shining, daffodils are up and blooming, crocus fields are thriving and it was 65 degrees...
    Ash Wednesday was only yesterday, so it's not too late to start a Lenten prayer program.  We suggested several last week.  Here are two more--both from Jesuits. The Spiritual Exercises blog offers a daily program of prayer and reflection based...
    Nathan Stone, SJ, makes a strong case for giving the Spiritual Exercises to young people.  He thinks that veteran spiritual directors are too  cautious if they regard the Exercises as experiences for older, settled people. Some might think it safer...
    The best way to savor the graces of Ignatian spirituality (usually) is to make the Spiritual Exercises. Opportunities to do this have greatly expanded in recent years. The most common way to make the Exercises now is a "19th...
    A reading list of Jesuit classics.Jesuits are pro-life. Jim Martin, SJ goes into the recording studio. Thinking about Matteo Ricci. Suggestions for Ignatian prayer.
    Sometimes it's a challenge to keep prayer simple.  Once I described my struggles with prayer to a Jesuit friend.  He listened patiently, looked at me quizzically over his half-spectacles, and said, "you're thinking too much, James." This brief introduction to...
    Ash Wednesday is a week from today.  It's time to make some plans about how you will observe the season of Lent. Have you ever considered praying online?  If you are reading this blog post, you spend at least part...
    It's Monday.  Most of us have meetings to go to today or later this week.  Here is a prayer before a meeting.  It's published on the St. Louis University Prayerbook, a site where members of the SLU community share...

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