The other weekend I was in New York sitting in Bryant Park on a beautiful spring day. Before I knew it I was seeing God everywhere! So I pulled out my camera to record it. In people on their lunch breaks reading a book, in the innocence children with their […]
My name is Andy Otto. For two and a half years I was a Jesuit in the Society of Jesus. It has informed and transformed my life. I have a BA in Communication and a minor in Psychology. I love travelling, swing dancing, Disney, and have lived in Boston, New York, DC, Jamaica, and Orlando.
“It takes an hour to get there.” Do you ever realise that when we talk about the duration of an activity we use the verb take? “How long will it take?” It’s an odd verb to use yet it’s such a normal part of our vocabulary that we don’t really think […]
Readings: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lk 24:35-48 Our God is a god of action. God breathes life into Adam’s lungs and puts his spirit into the universe. Saint […]
Inculturation Throughout the history of Jesuit missionary work we find evidence of our modern term “inculturation”, otherwise known as “accommodation”. This concept not only helps missionaries meet indigenous peoples where […]
It had been a while since I had seen The Sound of Music so I was lucky when I got to see a bit of it the other day. It wasn’t long before I saw how much Ignatian spirituality could be found in it.
Paraskevidekatriaphobia: The fear of Friday the 13th. It’s an odd topic considering we’re in the Octave of Easter, but it’s worth addressing. There are no hard and fast explanations as to why people find Friday the 13th unlucky. Some say Friday is considered unlucky because Jesus was crucified on a […]
Saint Ignatius knew our human tendencies well. He was a lover of the world and fell easily into lust and vanity. The pulls he felt toward such things he called […]
There’s something exciting about newness, isn’t there? I just had a major life change and have been transitioning into a new job and life situation. It’s exciting. I could have just sat around but then I wouldn’t have been able to have new experiences. And isn’t life about experience? Weren’t […]
“He is not here; for he has been raised.” (Matthew 28:6) Today is the day hope came into the world through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Billions around the world […]