February 21, 2013

“I saw these two gulls flying together, one clearly older than the other, in a perfect moment. God’s desire to fly with us like this, to soar as spirits do, into an eternal moment, seemed […]

Zoo Animals

December 14, 2012

Animals at the San Diego Zoo. Submitted by Raymond A. Bucko, S.J. Do you want to learn more about Ignatian spirituality, the spirituality behind Picturing God? Check out our sister blog dotMagis.


September 17, 2012

“Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting” —Mary Oliver Photos by Richard Milligan.

Bird Perched in Blooming Tree

May 10, 2012

“This is a picture I took while praying and meditating on Psalm 63. I saw this beautiful bird perched in a blooming tree. It was as if the words of the psalm were coming alive, […]

Bird’s Nest

April 16, 2012

“God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.” —J.G. Holland Photo by Dorothy, who blogs at

Finches’ Nest

April 4, 2012

“Finches built a nest on my porch last year. I hope and pray that finches will be back. They are some of God’s most melodious creatures.” Submitted by Sara Deborah Damewood. Join the active Ignatian […]


March 20, 2012

“Love” Submitted by Angela Pope. You might also like: How to Fall Hopelessly in Love


March 2, 2012

“Puffins on the Isle of Staffa (Scotland), photographed while on pilgrimage to neighboring Iona.” Submitted by Robin Craig. Share your photo of where you find the faces and traces of the divine. Find out how.

Balancing Bird

September 26, 2011

“Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.” —Karl Barth Photo by Heidi Nelson. Use Flickr? Sharing your photos with Picturing God is as easy as sending the link!

Bird Close-Up

September 6, 2011

“Watching this pair of birds build their nest on my balcony has reminded me that God wants all of us to be life-giving. Seeing them fly tirelessly to-and-fro, bringing strands of grass to weave their […]

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