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Animals

Kangaroos

August 24, 2016

“Kangaroos grazing.” Submitted by Evelyn Garaicoa.

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Nature

Waterfall

August 23, 2016

“I am keeping and allowing the overflowing love of God to let into my life and because of that I am more joyful and loving. I found and felt God in His beautiful creation. Waterfalls […]

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Nature

Park

August 22, 2016

“Walking in the park.” Submitted by Mary Anne Stanislaw.

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Nature

Hail

August 19, 2016

“God’s creative beauty in the remains of a hailstorm.” Submitted by Kathy Hansen.

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People

Grandmother

August 18, 2016

“God held my hand through the sweet smiles and laughter of my Grandma Nelly, now 94 years old. She has Alzheimer’s but has not forgotten me, her granddaughter. It is her love that reminds me […]

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  • MAGIS and World Youth Day: Three Unforgettable Weeks in Poland
    Pilgrimages are supposed to bring one closer to God. “You can talk or you can pray while you are on a pilgrimage,” advised one Polish Jesuit, and many of us on the journey to MAGIS [...] The post MAGIS and World Youth Day: Three Unforgettable Weeks in Poland appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • Four Ways to Find and Keep Your Peace in Tumultuous Times
    I recently heard a gorgeous new rendition of one of my favorite hymns, “It Is Well with My Soul.” As I was listening, I remembered a fascinating Library of Congress exhibit I came upon years [...] The post Four Ways to Find and Keep Your Peace in Tumultuous Times appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • On the Camino, Everywhere Is Home, and Yet…
    I recently returned from walking part of the Camino de Santiago in Spain, along with other faculty colleagues exploring the continuation of a recent course for students on pilgrimage. Seven of us traveled through mountains [...] The post On the Camino, Everywhere Is Home, and Yet… appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • What the Examen Has in Common with Sports Commentary
    As I was writing the Olympics post, it struck me that the Examen prayer has much in common with sports commentary. One version of the steps in the Examen reads: Become aware of God’s presence. [...] The post What the Examen Has in Common with Sports Commentary appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • The Challenges of Life
    When we are in transition, depending on how serious the breakdown is, we may feel as though almost every aspect of life has been disrupted. The old certainties, the old habits and comfort zones, have [...] The post The Challenges of Life appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • Being People for Others
    St. Ignatius Loyola understood that, even when we strive to do glorious deeds, often the motivation is selfish. Or at least it’s self-focused. In his early years, he trained to be a soldier and a [...] The post Being People for Others appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • Positive Intent
    Educator Laura Thomas was at a meeting in which they started by outlining expectations. One caught her by surprise: “Assume positive intent.” I was drawn up a bit short by every single word in that [...] The post Positive Intent appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • Catching the Soap
    Chances to see the good or find the promise of hope emerge in sometimes very subtle ways. Too often those opportunities are suppressed or overwhelmed by terrible news or ugly political rhetoric that fuels negativity. [...] The post Catching the Soap appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • Are We All Elijah?
    When Jesus raised the widow of Nain’s son (Luke 7:11–17), his Jewish listeners must’ve remembered Elijah, who raised a widow’s son during a visit to Zarephath (1 Kings 17:17–24). Life and death miracles aren’t relegated [...] The post Are We All Elijah? appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • Kevin O’Brien, SJ, on Adapting the Spiritual Exercises
    America magazine interviewed Kevin O’Brien, SJ, about his mission and ministry work at Georgetown University. The author of The Ignatian Adventure, O’Brien began a new role as the dean of the Jesuit School of Theology [...] The post Kevin O’Brien, SJ, on Adapting the Spiritual Exercises appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.