We have a tendency to say thank you because it’s expected or it’s a social norm. But Ignatius encourages us to be more intentional about gratitude.
Two of Disney’s cornerstones are dreams and imagination. What do they have to do with the spiritual life?
There is a gem in Ignatian spirituality that often goes unnoticed. It’s sometimes called the plus sign.
With Mother’s Day on Sunday there’s one mother you don’t want to forget to acknowledge: your teenage mother. I’m talking about Mary, the mother of Jesus.
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.
A couple weeks ago Loyola Press offered a 3-Minute Retreat on the following verse of scripture: The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the […]
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 […]
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 […]
The other night was the finale of season 2 of Portlandia, the IFC sketch show with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein that makes fun of the hipster culture of Portland, OR. It’s one of my favourite shows and has actually sparked my desire to visit Portland one day. I thought […]