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A couple of interesting new bloggers have set up shop lately. Convert Webster Bull writes the blog "Why I am a Catholic." The title of...

Back to School at Cristo Rey

This week classes start at 22 US high schools that are part of the Cristo Rey network, an innovative and highly successful model for...

Best Ignatian Songs: Livin' on a Prayer

This week's Ignatian song is the hard rock classic "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi. It's about a working class couple "livin'...

Administration as a Spiritual Path

People who work as administrators grumble about it all the time.  "Another meeting." "Another performance review." "Another crisis."   Yet administration is on St. Paul's...

The Power of a Book

Here is a fascinating conversion story by a blogger named Webster Bull.  The decisive moment in his spiritual journey came when he wandered into...

Ignatian Contemplation

Prayer using the imagination is a pillar of the Ignatian spiritual tradition. In its most common form, you take a passage from scripture, usually one of...

Best Ignatian Songs: Ripple

This week's song selection is "Ripple" by the Grateful Dead.  It was recommended by John Montag, SJ, who wrote on the Ignatian Spirituality Facebook...

Different Sins for Different Sexes

Men and women struggle with different sins, according to research carried out by Roberto Busa, SJ, a Jesuit scholar.  Fr. Busa studied the sins...

Jesuits as Soldiers

It's a common misconception that Ignatius Loyola set up the Jesuits along military lines, with a warlike outlook, a rigid chain of command, and...

Spiritual Exercises in Art

This is a stained glass window created by Dennis McNally, SJ, depicting three of the principal meditations in the Spiritual Exercises.  The artist explains: The...

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