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Nature

Sunrise

April 25, 2017

“In the peaceful beauty of the sunrise.” Submitted by Carol Siefert Conway.

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Easter Flowers

April 24, 2017

“After 4 a.m. sunrise Easter Sunday Mass. Breakfast with fellow believers.” Submitted by Ann Mary.

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Chapel at Easter

April 21, 2017

“Easter Sunday celebration at St. Jean-Paul II chapel, Parc Ducup, Perpignan, France.” Submitted by Marylu Edurese.

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Animals

Ghost Crab

April 20, 2017

“Sunrise Mass on the beach…returning from Communion…found this ghost crab wandering and wondering why 6,000 people had invaded his beach!” Submitted by Susie Hanrahan. Where did you find God at your Easter celebrations? Send us […]

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Candle

April 19, 2017

“I saw God move in my relationships with family and church family as we celebrated Easter together this weekend. Many prayers for opportunities to build bridges, offered at the pictured place, were answered.” Submitted by […]

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    By Andy Otto I was recently asked how we can “turn down the noise” in our lives so we can better notice God around us. What I don’t think we actually do is listen to the noise. How often do we pause to notice the sounds coming into our ears? The sights and colors entering […]
  • What Makes You Hesitate?
    By Rebecca Ruiz I often revisit Ignatius’s reflections on the Resurrection in the Fourth Week of the Spiritual Exercises at this time of year. This year, I am finding myself moved in a particularly unexpected way by Matthew 28 (SE 307): Meanwhile, the eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had […]
  • Easter Comes Late
    By Cara Callbeck Sometimes in our lives Easter comes when we are still very much in the desert of Lent. Maybe we have lost a loved one, are living through a personal struggle, or are caring for someone who is ill. Whatever the case, we can find ourselves in the desert much longer than 40 […]
  • Expressing My Love for God
    By Becky Eldredge This post is based on Week Eight of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. Some of St. Ignatius’s most noted words can be found in one of the last meditations in the Exercises: “Love shows itself in deeds more than words.” (SE 230) As I reflect on these words, it reminds me that Jesus […]
  • Live as Easter People
    By Vinita Hampton Wright Easter has arrived! We made the long way through Lent; some of us journeyed through the liturgical marathon that is Holy Week, with its multiple services leading up to the Great Easter Vigil. Now we dwell in the weeks prior to Pentecost. Yes, we keep looking forward to the next event […]
  • Resurrection
    By Marina McCoy In the Resurrection accounts, Jesus’ friends often need time in order to recognize him. Mary Magdalene initially thinks he is the gardener as she sits near the tomb, mourning. Did she not recognize Jesus because she assumed he was dead, and his Resurrection did not fit into her expectations? Only when he […]
  • Christ Has Risen!
    By dotMagis Editor In this Easter season, Christ has risen in our churches, homes, communities, and workplaces. All of creation is illuminated by the new dawn brightening behind the Risen Lord, bringing his triumph into our lives. Please enjoy this imaginative prayer exercise for Easter based on Piero della Francesca’s 15th-century fresco of The Resurrection. […]
  • Jesus Responds to His Sorrow
    By dotMagis Editor As Jesus responds to his sorrow, he is expressing to us the best of what it means to be human. There are no miracles here. No sudden healings. No casting out of demons. No parables. Someone coming to the story of Jesus’ Passion for the first time, not knowing anything else of […]
  • 3-Minute Retreat: The Lord’s Supper
    By dotMagis Editor On this Holy Thursday, enjoy a special 3-Minute Retreat: The Lord’s Supper. Read the words of the prayer below or pray with the full 3-Minute Retreat experience, including music, here. Allow your breathing to slow. With each relaxing breath, feel yourself come to rest in the Lord. John 13:15 “I have given […]
  • At My Breaking Point
    By Becky Eldredge This post is based on Week Seven of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. I felt the hard, cool rock in my hand. I slowly felt each bump and groove with my fingers as I attempted to stuff the intense feelings that were welling up within me. Despite my best efforts to hold them […]