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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...
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...
gratitude, inspiration, vocation, young adult ministry

What is a Godparent?

I joke with my friends Jonathan and Marianne who are expecting their second child often about the fact that they “owe” me because they met...
Christmas, inspiration, scripture

Of Gifts and Stars

This Epiphany we hear of the Three Kings, astrologers most likely, who come bearing gifts after following a star and finding the Christ-child. While not...
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...
Campus Ministry, Canisius, Family., inspiration, prayer

A Prayer for Sarah

This morning my friend and colleague, Sarah Signorino will likely give birth to a daughter, whom she has already named Clare. So I’ve dedicated my...
death, inspiration

James Martin posted this beautiful reflection after attending the funeral for Fr. Dan Harrington, SJ, noted scripture scholar. I’m on the last train out of...