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Nature

Clouds

February 24, 2017

“In the clouds.” Submitted by Colleen Koning.

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Places

Sunset at Church

February 23, 2017

“In the painting of the sky He makes every dawn and every dusk! Sunset through the front doors of San Fernando El Rey Church in Cebu, Philippines.” Submitted by Don LeDoux Hattaway.

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Paintings

Angel Painting

February 22, 2017

“Whenever I go by our church here in town, I always imagine, or picture in my mind’s eye, an angel seated on high, keeping watch over everything. So I painted him today.” Submitted by Alex […]

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Objects

Candles

February 21, 2017

“At a service of light and love for Valentine’s weekend, Northumbria Community-style.” Submitted by Abi Hiscock. Where did you find God today? Send us a photo for possible inclusion on Picturing God.

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Places

Church in California

February 20, 2017

“Saint Anne’s Church, Byron, CA.” Submitted by Bray Vincent Roman.

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    By Vinita Hampton Wright Loyola Press recently published a wonderful collection of Pope Francis’s talks, sermons, and writings: Embracing the Way of Jesus: Reflections from Pope Francis on Living Our Faith. Here is one of many treasures from our Pope: “When we receive and welcome him into our heart, the Holy Spirit immediately begins to […]
  • Social Media Examen
    By dotMagis Editor Have you ever found yourself using social media, wondering: Why do I hesitate to read comments on a news article? Why am I stuck wondering what sparked someone’s Facebook discussion? Why do I linger on infuriating Tweets? Why do I walk away from social media at times, feeling exhausted, angry, or less […]
  • 10 Things to Love about Ignatian Spirituality
    By Rebecca Ruiz Here are 10 things I love about Ignatian spirituality. 1. It promotes lasting happiness. One of my friends gave me a coffee mug that reads “Do more of what makes you happy.” Every morning, it makes me happy just thinking about doing things that make me happy! I am also reminded of […]
  • God’s Project
    By Tim Muldoon I first encountered the term “God’s project” in an essay by Joseph Tetlow, SJ. I think it’s an idea worth considering further. Looking at the world as God’s project has some powerful implications. For example: 1. It emphasizes the radical human freedom with which God has created us, and the passion God […]
  • Agere Contra for Lent
    By dotMagis Editor Andy Otto suggests agere contra as one approach to Lenten practices. He writes at God in All Things: Agere Contra—This popular Ignatian term means “to act against.” It means that we can deliberately choose to go against what our tendency might be. It’s useful in avoiding temptation or bad habits but can […]
  • Humor and Spiritual Wisdom
    By dotMagis Editor Nikolaas Sintobin, SJ, believes humor can reveal spiritual wisdom. In an interview with Pat Coyle of Irish Jesuit Communications, Sintobin talks about humor, discernment, and Jesuit spirituality. He says, “Ignatian spirituality is an answer to the question, What do I have to do in my life now? and not in a theoretical way […]
  • How to Prepare for Lent
    By Vinita Hampton Wright How do you prepare for Lent? How have you prepared in the past? What are your ideas about what should happen during Lent? We have the traditional Catholic practices of praying, fasting, and almsgiving. So, we pray more than usual, or we pray with different emphases. We eat smaller or fewer […]
  • 10 Ideas for Lent
    By dotMagis Editor Ash Wednesday is March 1, 2017, so today we’re highlighting some of the many Ignatian-inspired features designed to help you observe Lent. Living Lent Daily Foster a daily practice of spiritual calm where God is at the center. Living Lent Daily is an e-mail series delivering fresh reflections based on the Scriptures […]
  • Recalculating with the Holy Spirit
    By Cara Callbeck I am not the greatest driver. I am easily flustered, particularly when I am in the unfortunate position of having to drive in an area unfamiliar to me. In those flustered and confused moments, I am comforted by one word spoken all too often by my GPS: recalculating. The word reassures me […]
  • Puzzle Pieces and the Examen
    By Becky Eldredge Below is the text from the video, an excerpt from my new book, Busy Lives & Restless Souls: How Prayer Can Help You Find the Missing Peace in Your Life. Learn more about the book here. So, what is the Examen? In a nutshell, it is a method of prayer that you […]