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    In the woods of central Maryland there sits an unassuming chair. It’s big, thick, and old. It’s set in its place, with wooden legs sinking into mud and grass and stone, overlooking a trickling spring. There’s no telling how...
    I have a confession to make. I tend to forget about Jesus around a week or so into the Easter season each year. It is never intentional, but it happens more often than I want to admit. I think it is...
    This post is based on Week Eight of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. In the Fourth Week of the Spiritual Exercises, we reflect on the Resurrection of Jesus and experience joy that leads us to our next steps in mission. Fr....
    In his book, The Ignatian Adventure, Kevin O’Brien, SJ, says that contemplation, in the Ignatian sense, “is more about feeling than thinking. Contemplation often stirs the emotions and inspires deep, God-given desires…we rely on our imaginations to place ourselves...
    For all the healing and hope Jesus had brought to perhaps thousands of people, there was no sign by this time that he had transformed the culture, powers, and societal structures of his time. After he died, abandoned by...
    This post is based on Week Seven of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. In the Third Week of the Spiritual Exercises, we meditate on the Passion of Jesus and pray for the grace to accompany Jesus in his suffering. Fr. Kevin...
    What would it be like to go on a retreat given by Pope Francis? Author and papal biographer Austen Ivereigh offers the next best thing in his book, First Belong to God: On Retreat with Pope Francis. Join us...
    Enjoy this video interpretation of an excerpt from The Life of Jesus by Andrea Tornielli, and imagine what it would have been like for Mary to meet Jesus as he walked toward his Crucifixion. This is the final post for...
    This post is based on Week Five of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. Fr. Kevin O’Brien, SJ, introduces the Meditation on Two Standards from the Spiritual Exercises. He explains: Every day we make choices on one side or the other, because the...
    When I am a good month into Lent, the newness of what I planned to do as a Lenten observance has worn off. Perhaps a month into Lent I have fallen off from doing some of the extra prayer...

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