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Transfiguration

Thursday, August 24th, 2017 Posted in writing | No Comments »

I own an icon (a print, not an original icon) of the scene called the Transfiguration. It depicts the story of Jesus taking Peter, James and John up a mountain, where he changed from being the ...

Why Ignatius Matters

Friday, July 28th, 2017 Posted in writing | No Comments »

A reflection for the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola (July 31) Ignatius Loyola matters because his message and spirituality remind us of three important truths. The first is that God’s response to our flawed and sinful world is not to withdraw ...

The Holy Spirit in Ordinary Time

Monday, June 5th, 2017 Posted in writing | No Comments »

Using an admirable economy of language, the author of a poem about the Holy Spirit says, “In you, O Spirit of God, we move and live and find our rest.” As we move from the Easter season into the time ...

Easter Comfort

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 Posted in writing | 1 Comment »

Having recently passed the midway mark of the Easter season we might want to pay attention to an aspect of the Resurrection that St. Ignatius Loyola highlights. He says that the Risen Christ acts as a consoler to his disciples ...

Receiving Easter

Sunday, April 9th, 2017 Posted in writing | No Comments »

This is the time of year for celebrating Easter, but it is also the time for “receiving” Easter. And, while it may not be the usual way we talk about it, the idea of receiving Easter can offer a different ...