There is a gem in Ignatian spirituality that often goes unnoticed. It’s sometimes called the plus sign.
Back when I experienced the 30-day retreat of Saint Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises one of my Jesuit classmates, Joshua, shared with us a poem he wrote during the First Week of the Exercises. The First Week is time to reflect on God’s love for us despite our sinfulness. It’s the kind […]
Ever since the changes in the translation of the Mass prayers I’ve been noticing that Eucharistic Prayer II has this newly translated line, which comes just after the words of consecration … Woah – We’re talking about ministering to God?
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The two times I’ve seen the movie Hugo, I’ve been touched by a scene in which Hugo is in the train station’s inside clock with his new friend Isabelle looking […]
You may often hear Christians use the word confession. “Oh, I have to go to confession.” “Let us make a confession of faith.” “Can I make a confession?” It’s something we do, yet don’t do. Confession can mean many things. We can confess our sins. We can confess our love for […]