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Farewell Picturing God

June 16, 2017

Since 2010, Picturing God: Faces and Traces of the Divine has shared your photographs that answer the question, “Where did you find God today?” We thank you for your support over the years, but now […]

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Nature

Walking on the Beach

June 15, 2017

“A friend came down to visit my husband and me over the weekend, and we did a couple of walks, one in the countryside and one along the beach. Both days were beautifully sunny, and […]

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Afternoon Sky

June 14, 2017

“Half of the picture is the blue sky with white clouds, and half of it is the green leaves and brown branches. How wonderful it is to witness the tree and clouds, which are far […]

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California Wildflowers

June 13, 2017

“I found God walking among the California wildflowers, grateful I was able to see the poppies open in the warm sunshine.” Submitted by J.Lang.

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Montego Bay

June 12, 2017

“I listened to God here, where I found him sharing his love with the creation of a lagoon that takes your thoughts out to the horizon. This place in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where life is […]

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    By Vinita Hampton Wright I happen to like a midwestern winter: cold, barren, dark, and windy. I enjoy bundling up and walking on winter days, with or without snow. The introvert in me looks forward to spending those dark evenings with books, knitting projects, writing projects, cooking, and pots of tea. Something in me connects […]
  • Advent Inspiration
    By dotMagis Editor As we reach the midpoint of this First Week of Advent, here are a few articles from the dotMagis archives to inspire you this season. Advent Again—Time for Practicing Hope by Vinita Hampton Wright Preparing Our Hearts in Advent by Cara Callbeck Waiting by Tim Muldoon Going Off Road in Advent by […]
  • What St. Francis Xavier Left Behind
    By dotMagis Editor What mountains must I climb to reach the house of God? What must I sacrifice? St. Francis Xavier had to shed his vanity and pride, leaving behind a promising teaching career in Paris for a life of celibacy, poverty, and service. By doing this and following his friend Ignatius into ministry and […]
  • Listening for God in Scripture
    By Becky Eldredge Recently, I made my annual silent retreat: eight days of listening for God in nature and also of God meeting me in Scripture. Each day as I met with my spiritual director, she invited me to pray with new passages of Scripture. Scripture, yet again, became the Living Word of God for […]
  • Time in Silence
    By Marina McCoy For the past several months, I have been building in one monthly retreat day into my calendar, on the advice of a spiritual director. I had been complaining that although I try to set aside an hour to pray in silence in the morning, I often long for the longer spaces of […]
  • Advent Awaits
    By dotMagis Editor Advent 2018 begins on December 2. Prepare your heart for Christmas this season with online resources from Loyola Press. Sacred Advent Embrace the Advent season as a sacred space from the ease of your e-mail inbox. Sacred Advent is a daily prayer break that invites you to a step-by-step way of praying […]
  • Waiting on the Spirit
    By Rebecca Ruiz My son is preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this month. The other day, he came home from school worried because he couldn’t remember all of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit on a quiz. He was secretly wondering if this would affect his Confirmation. I told him not to worry; […]
  • Quiet for Three Minutes
    By dotMagis Editor I whisper that we are going to be quiet for three minutes and listen. I set the timer on my phone and let my younger son push the start button. My sons might wiggle. They might giggle. And with my eyes closed, I feel my younger son gently touching my fingernail. But […]
  • Five Easy Ways to Build Prayer into Your Day
    By Marina McCoy Too busy to pray? Here are five easy ways to build a little prayer into the day. Try a “mini Examen” just before lunch, dinner, or going to sleep. Pause to thank God for good gifts from the day, and notice where God was present. Gratitude is at the heart of prayer. […]
  • An Anxious Person’s Prayer
    By Vinita Hampton Wright How can I pray when I’m anxious? That is, how is it possible to pray when anxiety fills my person? How might I go about prayer when I’m in such a condition? Here are a few points to remember. First of all, reality does not change when I experience internal changes. […]