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Ignatius prayer card in Portugal
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Ignatius in Portugal

July 1, 2016

“In Lagos, Portugal whilst on holiday.” Submitted by Jim Deeds. Celebrate St. Ignatius Loyola (pictured on the prayer card) all month in the seventh-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius. #31DayswithIgnatius

holy door
Religious

Holy Door

June 30, 2016

“Vigil Mass at Our Lady of Peace (Santa Clara, CA), Porta Sancta, Holy Door of Mercy: a group of pilgrims visiting the shrine with the joy of the Father and the fire of love from […]

sun over water
Nature

Sun over Water

June 29, 2016

“God was in my weekend dive experience, where I felt the liberation from my fears and the gift of being accompanied towards this breakthrough.” Submitted by Cecille Paña.

Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine
Places

Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine

June 28, 2016

“This weekend I went to visit Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine. Here one can nourish one’s soul. It is so peaceful!” Submitted by Terry Conley.

Sebec Lake
Nature

Sebec Lake

June 27, 2016

“In the call of the loon on Lake Sebec, Maine.” Submitted by Loreta Vallar McDonnell. Where have you found God in your state? Send us a photo for possible inclusion on Picturing God.

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