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    How to Build in Time to Pray

    For me, late August means back to school and a more rigorous schedule than in the summer. While I work over the summer, late...
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    Why I Left IT to Join the Jesuits

    Editor’s note: Throughout July, we’re celebrating 31 Days with St. Ignatius, a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality. In addition to the calendar of Ignatian articles found here,...
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    Looking Back on Prayer

    We can look back on prayer in more than one way. Judge what is most helpful for you at this time. Prayer at Different Life...
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    Getting to Know Jesus at the Heart Level

    This post is based on Week Four of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. When my husband and I first married, we moved over 500 miles away...
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    Lenten Read-Along: The Lost Sheep Imaginative Reflection

    Pray with an Ignatian contemplation on the Parable of the Lost Sheep from Luke 15:4–7. This exercise is inspired by Step Two in The...
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    From a Mountain of Trash to Beauty

    This morning, my husband, John, and I took a lap around the paved loop that tops a city park not far from where we...
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    St. Ignatius’s Model of Contemplative Leadership

    St. Ignatius Loyola offers us a model of contemplative leadership, as shown in the following ten characteristics of leaders. Contemplative leaders… See the real. Ignatius invites...
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    Soul to Soul

    The loud clang, clang, clang of the church bells resounding across the quad combined with the incessant chatter of excited kids running out of...
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    The Third Method of Prayer

    Ignatian prayer is not one kind of prayer; in fact, Ignatius recommends a variety of ways to pray, along with the better-known imaginative prayer....
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    Imagining Mary’s Moments Before the Assumption

    Mary speaks on only four occasions in Scripture, and her last recorded words are, “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5) In the tradition...