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    The Examen works for children too. Kimberlee Conway Ireton writes about her experience with it.  "The examen creates a rich tradition for our family of listening and being heard—which is helping all of us learn how to...
    ...is a child sleeping.  I am sometimes awed by just the feeling that rises up in me when beholding one of my daughters asleep; it is an intense experience of grace. What makes that statement more than pious nonsense, I...
    In 1602 the Jesuit Matteo Ricci created a map of the world and presented it to the Chinese emperor.   It was the first world map to combine the geographic knowledge of the west and east.  It is now on...
    This week Loyola Press sold the 100,000th copy of My Life with the Saints by James Martin, SJ. Very few trade books come anywhere near this milestone. Terry Locke, associate publisher of Loyola Press, noted in a company-wide email...
    Tim Muldoon, who blogs here at dotMagis, has published an excellent article on sexuality and Ignatian spirituality in The Way, a journal published by the British Jesuits.  Here's a taste: To imitate Christ and to feel as Christ would feel—these...
    Always look for the good in people, said Ignatius Loyola.  He said "be more eager to put a good interpretation on a neighbor's statement than to condemn it."  Needless to say, this isn't always my instinctive response to what...
    I am on retreat with some 40 Boston College students. For five days, we are keeping silence together and attending to the mystery of God. During a meeting with other guides, an older Jesuit remarked that those who shared the long...
    I've been thinking about the unspeakable horror that has come to Haiti.   This painting, "Christos of the City," by Dennis McNally, SJ, expresses a truth beyond words.
    Ignatius Loyola had a profound devotion to Mary. He loved her with the love of a soldier and leader of men. His connection to the Mother of God was was deep and fierce--a matter of life and death. This piece...
    In the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius encourages us to pray with our imaginations. He suggests we enter into the nativity scene in our mind's eye, seeing the rough timbers of the stalls, smelling the animals and the hay; listening...

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