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[19 Dec 2013 | 109 Comments | ]
Who Gets Your Gifts This Year?

Rather than a culmination of the previous year, Advent and Christmas celebrate the beginning of a new liturgical year.
The period of waiting and anticipation that constitute the retreat-like atmosphere of the season places us in a spirit of hope. And it’s a time for list making. Christmas card lists. Gift lists. New Year resolution lists. And all this presupposes the gratitude of the harvest season that is now long past. We’ve taken stock of the ways we’ve been gifted and the ways we’ve been blessed. Now we turn ourselves over …

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[15 Nov 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Four Things to Expect When Entering Spiritual Direction

The following four areas should be part of any spiritual direction process that is part of your discernment.

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[12 Oct 2013 | One Comment | ]
A Man Can Change

the poetry of American poet Marvin Bell…. something to reflect on.

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[22 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on Green Jesuit | ]
Green Jesuit

Since the beginning of the Society of Jesus, some Jesuits scientists  have been high profile like Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in China, and George Josef Kamel in the Phillipines .  While  many, many others have labored in the mission territory of our high schools and universities classrooms.  And yet others, like Fr. Al Fritsch have sought to understand the connections between science and sustainability.  Fr. Fritsch has had a long career working as a consultant, a community organizer, parish priest, writer, researcher and constant inspiring voice for those engaged in …

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[22 Apr 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
Ecological Examen

St. Ignatius said that of all the prayers that Jesuits can pray, the consciousness examen is one that should always be done, without exception, for it is our daily “check-in” with God.  We piece together moments of our day and give thanks for the graces and blessings received, as well as ask forgiveness for those moments when we’ve fallen short of living the ideal life of a follower of Jesus.  
This ecological examen, an adaptation by Fr. Joseph Carver, SJ, helps us notice and adjust to our participation in or …