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    The List is a weekly feature highlighting something remarkable, offbeat, or otherwise noteworthy from the world of the Jesuits and Ignatian spirituality.Pope John XXIII proposed the idea of Vatican Council II 50 years ago.  The debate about what happened...
    Ignatian spirituality is about finding the path that God wants us to walk.  It has much to say about discerning God's will.  The first step in discernment is to fervently pray that God will lead us.  So my Best...
    Mark Massa, SJ, tells his students at Fordham that “sitting at Mass doesn’t make you a Christian, any more than sitting in a garage makes you a car.” He thinks that the Catholic emphasis on a mediated, sacramental...
    The List is a weekly feature highlighting something remarkable, offbeat, or otherwise noteworthy from the world of Ignatian spirituality.I'm not surprised to run into Jesuits with offbeat hobbies and unusual talents, but Ryan Duns, SJ, stands out.  He's a...
    William Barry, SJ, one of my favorite spiritual writers, has just published a new book: Seek My Face: Prayer as a Personal Relationship in Scripture. I'm looking forward to reading it. Everything Bill Barry writes is good to read. My...
    My friend Paul Campbell listed the ten best Ignatian movies on his People for Others blog. (The best in his opinion. Check out the comments.) I thought I'd try my hand at Ignatian songs. What's an Ignatian song, you ask?...
    The List is a weekly feature highlighting something remarkable, offbeat, or otherwise noteworthy from the world of Ignatian spirituality."A Franciscan, a Dominican, and a Jesuit walk into a bar . . . "People tell jokes about rabbis, lawyers, blondes,...
    Featuring weightlifting, baseball, and rugby. These Jesuits don't play soccer.
    Did you know that Ignatian prayer is "kataphatic" as opposed to "apophatic?" Neither did I. Actually, these fancy words point to a useful distinction. "Kataphatic" prayer has content; it uses words, images, symbols, ideas. "Apophatic" prayer has no content. It means...
    The List is a weekly feature highlighting something remarkable, offbeat, or otherwise noteworthy from the world of Ignatian spirituality.A friend sent me a link to this video last week.  I've seen lots of videos, but this one is something...

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