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One of the sources for studying the depth of Ignatian spirituality is his letters.  There are over 7,000 of St. Ignatius’ writings that are extant!  In one of them he wrote, “Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them ...
Ever felt like you are in-between, this space of trying to leave something or someone behind, and not quite settled nor grasping entirely what lies ahead. Of being held by what was, and scared to embrace something new, of an old life or old way vs. embracing new life. That is where the people of Israel find themselves in our ...
We are invited today to trust that the hand of the Lord meets all our needs. I believe there are two obstacles to that trust. “I don’t have enough,” and “I am not enough.” What I have and who I am are insufficient, lacking, not good enough. The truth is that God has given you what is necessary to meet ...
If Jesus disembarked at 6657 Sunset Blvd, walked down the aisle and looked at this crowd gathered here, what would he see? You know as human beings our vision is limited to the outward appearance, but God is able to see the heart. Sometimes, we perfect the art of putting on a facade, being well put together, the tip of ...
You remember that scene from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” where Indy has to take a step into the abyss because that was the way to save his father? As he leans forward, a clear bridge catches him before he falls. I’ve always thought of it as an image for a leap of faith – ‘cuz it’s so obvious! ...
Lord! I do not want to miss what you have for me. This is the prayer that welled up from my heart after listening to the readings. Lord! I do not want to miss what you have for me. Just place yourself in the scene of the gospel. There in their midst was Jesus, the one they have been longing ...
The gospels are full of miracle stories. St. Mark even inserted the one about the hemorrhaging woman while he has Jesus on route to heal Jairus’ daughter. I think there’s a fundamental question worth pondering with respect to such narratives: How much belief do you assign to these miracles? Do you think that they really happened as told? Where are ...
Choosing the name of a child is important, and sometimes challenging. Do the parents decide based on tradition, fad, or culture? Are they honoring a loved one or a saint? Do they just like the meaning of the name? Would you choose Nancy (divine person, full of grace) or Helen (shining light)? Names were very significant in ancient Israel, which ...

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