Like materials that can change states with temperature (water, metal, plastic), we too change states but remain the same at the core.
Songs and smells are two of the most powerful recallers of memories. Praying with them lets God into the intimate details of your life. Perhaps those magic “sensual” moments are a way of God revealing something special to you.
Saint Ignatius gives pray-ers a tip for gaining “spiritual relish”. Perhaps it can be considered a condiment for your prayer. Spread it thick!
Ignatian spirituality is a treasure because it is a spirituality that requires your full involvement and God’s full involvement. I cannot solely search within me for the answers and, on the other hand, I cannot discern what God desires for me if I do not look within.
In an episode of How I Met Your Mother, Barney looked over the last 24 hours of experiences to see what his heart told him on his cardiogram. It’s a practice we can use in the spiritual life, sans the cardiogram.
A scripture reflection on God’s providing to us always. The Bible has many examples of this, including from the 1st readings in the 19th and 17th Sundays of Ordinary Time: 2 Kgs 4:42-44; 1 Kgs 19:4-8
July 31 is the feast of Saint Ignatius! Children already speak the language of Ignatian spirituality because they have the capability to imagine, feel, and reflect. Here are three ways to integrate Ignatian spirituality into the lives of kids.
How can you be a contemplative in action? Rest and reflection! A reflection on Mark 6:30-34 using the Ignatian method of stopping, resting, reflecting, and then going back to work. It’s a must in any faith life.
Science tells us that the self, self-awareness, and even free will, may not be real. It’s a construction of the brain. So what’s the point of life if we have no free will or soul? A look at neuroscience, free will, and faith…