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Seeing the Signs of the Holy Spirit

This is a reflection on 3 pieces of scripture: Jonah: 3:1-10 (Jonah’s repentance), Acts 2:1-11 (Pentecost), John 20:19-23 (Receive the Holy Spirit) BIG…SIGNS We are...
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....
forgiveness, reflections

Making Mistakes

Today I made a mistake.  It wasn’t my first, won’t be my last.  But it was a stupid, careless mistake that I made because I...
environment, Pope Francis, Undefined

Caring for All Creation

Back a few weeks ago, we decided to pray outside for our weekday mass honoring the words of Pope Francis’ new encyclical Ladatio Si.  It...
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 has a great piece today on the “Fifth Week” of the Spiritual Exercises, that is, the rest of our lives...
Pope Francis
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...