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.
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 […]
On this Good Friday, we recall Jesus’ words, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” from Psalm 22, which foretells Christ’s crucifixion. The Bible just has this one line, but chances are Jesus may have been reciting the entire psalm on the cross.
A year ago I was working as a chaplain at Georgetown University Hospital. It forced me to grapple with hard questions around suffering and the mystery of life. I recently […]
Every year we celebrate Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter. It celebrates Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, the crowds buzzing with excitement. All four gospels have a Palm Sunday account. […]
With the start of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, I got thinking about time travel and how the Catholic Mass is literally a time machine of sorts. I remember when […]
A couple Sundays ago I went with a friend to her non-denominational church. They always have great music and good sermons. Before the pastor began to preach, a lady went to the podium to talk about the community’s 40-day Lenten series that has been underway. She began to talk about […]
Italian-born priest Fr Romano Guardini felt the Spiritual Exercises had an anti-liturgical bias. Indeed, Jesuits have been seen as anti-liturgical, or at least careless about the liturgy. In truth, the treasury of the Society of Jesus holds the liturgy with great importance and the Exercises mesh well with Catholic liturgy, […]
Today’s Gospel at Mass is the famous passage in Matthew where Jesus teaches his disciples to pray. It’s where we get the Our Father prayer. And he first says to […]