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    My Secret Desire to be Rich

    This post is based on Week Two of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure.When I got to the second week of my Ignatian Prayer Adventure, I...
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    Zechariah and Holy Silence

    For years, I overlooked the story of Zechariah. I much preferred the story of Mary, whose fiat to the angel Gabriel stood in contrast...

    We Learned a Lot on Haiti Mission Trip

    This is a guest post.There are two phrases that I consistently use to describe our mission trip to Haiti—“it was interesting” and “we learned...

    Desire and Decision

    Sometimes the Christian journey is framed in terms of making a decision, a commitment, to follow Jesus and his way. But we don't live...

    Poverty of Spirit

    By Kevin O'Brien, SJ From The Ignatian Adventure As we see in the exercises on the call of Christ, our King, and in later exercises, the...

    Experiences of Boredom or Dryness in Prayer

    By Kevin O'Brien, SJ From The Ignatian Adventure Our relationship with God in prayer has a certain rhythm. There are moments of great highs and lows...
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    Ignatian Contemplation: Imaginative Prayer

    By Kevin O'Brien, SJ From The Ignatian Adventure Ignatius was convinced that God can speak to us as surely through our imagination as through our thoughts...

    Distractions in Prayer

    By Kevin O'Brien, SJ From The Ignatian Adventure It's natural to become distracted during prayer sometimes. If you can, simply acknowledge the distracting thought and let...

    Come to the Table: A Passover Seder for Parish Use

    I try to live in sync with the liturgical year because doing so provides a glorious framework for daily living. I mention this because...

    Desire for What You Want

    Desire is a key concept in Ignatian spirituality; we've written about it frequently on dotMagis. (See, for example, here, here, and here.) When we...

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