Showing posts tagged as 'catholic-church'

A Dose of Humility

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Papacy, Prayer

February 11, 2013 08:39

beneThis past weekend, I started reading a terrific new book by Jim Manney. God Finds Usis all about the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, something near and dear to my heart.As it turns out, early this morning I was reading the chapter entitled "It's Supposed to Be Hard," and the focus is on what Ignatius had to say about humility.

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A Nearby Saint

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

January 04, 2013 19:25

St.-Elizabeth-ann-SetonToday, I had the chance to visit the nearby shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first canonized saint born in the United States.About a twenty-minute drive from my house, I enjoy travelling down the country road to the sleepy town of Emmitsburg, where Mother Seton founded both a religious order and a girl's school in the early 1800's.I love the fact that Mother Seton would have traveled on...

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Saying Yes

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

December 13, 2012 04:41

Last night, I went to a big celebration at my church honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe. This feast day comes from the Mexican culture, and over the years, I try to make at least one of the events surrounding December 12th.One of the things I love most about this day is the joy that is so evident on many in the Hispanic culture.

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Advent Conspiracy

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

December 02, 2012 07:47

Today is the first Sunday in Advent, a time of waiting and longing for our remembrance of Jesus' birth at Christmas.Traditionally, Advent wreaths have four candles, one lit each week as we get closer to Christmas. The four candles represent hope, peace, joy and love.

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Ignatian Spirituality Project

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development

October 20, 2012 21:37

Anyone who reads this blog know's that the spirituality ofSt. Ignatius of Loyola has been a big influence on my life.Over three years ago, I took many of the principles and began applying them to my life, especially in the area of health.

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Fresh Starts

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

August 19, 2012 21:33

We started our Freshmen Retreat today in the little chapel to the left of this photo. Known as Little Baker Chapel, people have been praying here since the late 1800's, and today was our chance to continue the tradition.The place was packed as our new participants in Campus Ministry joined with their parents and a small group of student leaders who will be responsible for the retreat. I don't...

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The Feast of St. Ignatius- Free eBook Today Only

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

July 31, 2012 00:06

Today, July 31st, is the Feast of St. Ignatius. I've gotten to know this great saint over the last several years, and I've also come to understand that, even though he lived nearly 500 years ago, his teachings still have an impact on us today.Instead of a long post highlighting some key points of Ignatian Spirituality, I thought I'd just provide you with a link to Ignatian,...

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Vacation Time

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Travel

July 23, 2012 06:57

I heard a really good sermon yesterday preached by our newly ordained priest. He's from Columbia, and his messages are simple and practical.He talked about the necessity of taking vacations, of being quiet, the need for relaxation and recharging. How true.He also talked about the importance of not taking a vacation from God. So often, we do just that. We don't think much about God while we're...

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Happy Independence Day

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

July 04, 2012 10:17

Sorry for the delay in posting. I'm just about done with my first semester as a doctoral student, and am now in the midst of finishing my final three papers. I will be marking a second, more personal "independence day" when they are done :)

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31 Days With St. Ignatius

Tags: Blogging, Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Prayer

June 27, 2012 18:26

I'm really excited about something I learned earlier today. The folks at Loyola Press are getting ready to celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius on July 31st, and they want us to join them.

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