Have you noticed how many kinds and colours of fruits and vegetables there are? Our God is a god of the land. The natural world, the farms, the plants, are “thin” spaces where we can find God.
You know those walks or runs for a cause like the Walk for Hunger or the breast cancer walk? Can’t we just ask for money? Why walk?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
I recently asked God for the grace to notice God more in life’s little things. I’m reminded of the French film Amélie. Amélie likes to notice “the details that no one else sees”. She cultivates a taste for small pleasures: dipping her hand into sacks of grain… cracking créme brulée […]
Have you ever just looked at your hands? I mean, meditate on them. A couple months ago I was on retreat writing in my journal and for some reason my […]