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Animals

Deer

September 26, 2016

“While running in the park, I met this new friend. She wasn’t afraid. We just stood there staring at each other for a few minutes.” Submitted by Jeanette Marin‎.

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Nature

Trail

September 23, 2016

“On a beautiful walk with my husband and eldest daughter.” Submitted by Holly Walton.

Our Lady of Fatima
Religious

Our Lady of Fatima

September 22, 2016

“Venerating Our Lady of Fatima and praying for peace in our city with 2,000-plus Chicago Catholics.” Submitted by Samantha Yanity.

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Nature

Sunrise

September 21, 2016

“West Texas sunrise.” Submitted by Ben Pickett. Where have you found God in your state? Send us a photo for possible inclusion on Picturing God.

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Places

Grains

September 20, 2016

“A beautiful and peaceful promenade in this area with my children going to and fetching from their summer activity was a good exercise to reflect this grace of grains. My boys were so happy to […]

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  • Experiencing God with Our Senses Online Retreat
    “God speaks to us through what we see, hear, smell, touch, and taste. We know this intuitively, but to think about it consciously is a powerful form of prayer.” —Ginny Kubitz Moyer Take some time [...] The post Experiencing God with Our Senses Online Retreat appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • A Grain of Compassion
    I was preparing to cook rice the other day when some grains overflowed the scoop and fell to the floor. As I reached for the broom, a memory halted my hand. It was my first [...] The post A Grain of Compassion appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • Four Reasons We Resist Letting Go
    Why do we resist letting go of unhealthy, or disordered, attachments? What happens inside us that makes us hang on for dear life, even when hanging on is hurting us? Here are some ideas. I [...] The post Four Reasons We Resist Letting Go appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • Jesuit Context for Athletic Training Students
    Students from Saint Louis University’s athletic training program talk about how their education is influenced by their Jesuit context. Points include: The importance of looking back at the experiences of their days. Serving the community/being [...] The post Jesuit Context for Athletic Training Students appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • Self-Awareness: The Oxygen of the Spiritual Life
    In one of my recent classes I mentioned the term “self-awareness” and discovered that most of my students did not know what it meant. We interestingly live in a culture of self-absorption—of selfies and self-centered [...] The post Self-Awareness: The Oxygen of the Spiritual Life appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • The Cave of St. Ignatius
    The Jesuits of Catalunya produced a 11-minute video outlining the life story of St. Ignatius Loyola. What differentiates it from other videos on the saint is its focus on Manresa, Spain, with footage from the [...] The post The Cave of St. Ignatius appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • The 19th Annotation: What Is It, and What Can You Expect?
    You may have heard of the 19th annotation in regard to prayer retreats or the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Simply put, the 19th annotation—sometimes called an Ignatian Retreat in Daily Life—is a version of [...] The post The 19th Annotation: What Is It, and What Can You Expect? appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • Pilgrims and Students
    I’m ready to start teaching again. Syllabi are set, with handouts and lectures ready to go for the first week. And my hiking shoes are nearly broken in. I don’t need them to walk the [...] The post Pilgrims and Students appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • Sabbath as a Gift
    This coming academic year, I have a sabbatical from teaching at my academic institution. I’m thankful to have long periods of time to work on a research project without interruption, when normally I must try [...] The post Sabbath as a Gift appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.
  • Lowney and Leadership
    Sean Salai, SJ, interviewed author Chris Lowney about Ignatian leadership. Lowney, whose books include Heroic Leadership and Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, addresses adapting Ignatian spirituality for secular audiences. By no [...] The post Lowney and Leadership appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.