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Ignatian Spirituality

The Truth of My Life

In my daily examen, I often ask God to simply show me “the truth of my life.”  I hope to be able to see things...
Ignatian Spirituality, inspiration, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is for the Thankless

I often call Thanksgiving “amateur hour.” I’m often surprised that the angriest of atheists who often seem so preoccupied with secularizing Christmas, keeping prayer out...
Ignatian Spirituality, Jesuits

How I Met the Jesuits

Today is the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order and without whom my life would be quite different....
Ignatian Spirituality, spiritual direction
forgiveness, Ignatian Spirituality, inspiration

I Desire Mercy, Not Sacrifice

Today’s Gospel from Matthew hits many of us right between the eyes when we hear the following words: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” How often...
Ignatian Spirituality, inspiration

Life After the Spiritual Exercises

Andy Otto over at Godinallthings.com has a great piece today on the “Fifth Week” of the Spiritual Exercises, that is, the rest of our lives...
confession, gratitude, Ignatian Spirituality, inspiration

So Punish Me, Don’t Do It

A young man once challenged me about the Sacrament of Confession in a semi-public forum. “Why do I have to confess my sins to a...
education, Ignatian Spirituality, inspiration, reflections

The Holy Trinity

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday and you can find readings for this weekend’s mass here. But just what the heck is the Holy Trinity anyway?  We...
Blogging, Campus Ministry, Canisius, Discernment, Ignatian Spirituality, inspiration, retreats, spiritual direction, vocation, Work

Do You Have the Time?

Time..don’t run out on me. It’s a phrase that I’ve mentioned often in ministry as being an element that is essential to the development of...
Ignatian Spirituality, Jesuits

An Inspiring Ignatian Year

On this feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, I’m blessed to have spent a year officially in the Ignatian family. Although, I have spent a...