Showing posts tagged as 'inspiration'

Pope Francis

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

November 13, 2013 01:34

popeI for one continue to be impressed with Pope Francis. Just the other day, he was photographed hugging and kissing a man who clearly had a very debilitating skin condition. Without a doubt, the man would be treated as an outcast by most by many, and maybe some of us would avoid contact with him at all costs. But not the new pope.

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T. L. R.

Tags: Blogging, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

November 10, 2013 15:10

TreI have two beautiful dogwoods in my backyard (no, this isn't them), and this fall the leaves turned a wonderful butterscotch color. Just gorgeous.Well, as each day rolled into the next, I kept saying to myself that I had to go out and take some photos to share with you.

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Mealtime Gratitude

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Nutrition, Prayer

September 21, 2013 15:22

chickpeaAt the beginning of my Ignatian Retreat last weekend, I received a folder which included an outline of the retreat and a tip sheet on how to get the most out of our silent time together.I know from personal experience that silence during meals, when everyone is sitting together, can be a big challenge. It's hard not to ask the person sitting across from you how they are doing, or to pass the...

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Finding God

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

September 16, 2013 08:16

loyolabeachI had the chance to get away for a retreat this weekend, and ended up at

Loyola on the Potomac, a retreat house I had heard about for years but never visited.

The theme of the retreat wasRivers of Living Water, which was perfectly suited for the location of this center, which is in Southern Maryland and sits above the Potomac River. What a peaceful place!

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Summertime Travels

Tags: Catholic-church, Gardening, Inspiration, Travel

August 11, 2013 18:10

santa barbara missionI've been lucky to have travelled a bit this summer, more than usual.I had the chance to make it out to my home state twice, and both times I visited some new places, including Old Mission Santa Barbara, founded on December 4, 1786 and the tenth of twenty-one missions founded throughout California by the Franciscans.

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Happy Independence Day

Tags: Inspiration, Spirit, Travel

July 04, 2013 08:29

statlibYears before 9/11, I had the chance to visit the Statue of Liberty, climbing all the way to the top and taking in the view from the windows of her crown. It was amazing, and I'm grateful to have had that opportunity, since, due to fears of terrorism, such climbs are no longer allowed. Today, the Statue is open again, having been closed for months because of another attack, this one coming from...

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31 Days With St. Ignatius

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

July 01, 2013 14:19

31Days-with-Saint-Ignatius-headerEach July, Loyola Press offers a daily post on some aspect of Ignatian Spirituality, which as you may know, is near and dear to my heart. Last year, I was a bit delayed in getting the word out, but not this year...I hope you'll check out their site, not only today, but every day leading to Ignatius' Feast day, which is July 31st. I think you'll be glad you did!

:) Happy July :)

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Do You Trust This Much?

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

June 29, 2013 20:22

walendLast Sunday night, I was glued to my t.v. screen, a rare occurrence for me.Nik Wallenda was walking a tightrope across the Little Colorado River Gorge. Maybe you saw it too.

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Almost July

Tags: Blogging, Gardening, Inspiration, Prayer

June 23, 2013 17:03

roseBoy, time flies. I'm sorry for the long delay between posts. The past month has been, how shall I say it... trying.My classes were great this year, and after staying down at Catholic University for three weeks, I came home to a lot of catch up, both for my job and for my yard.

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A Spirituality of Place

Tags: Gardening, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

June 09, 2013 18:10

DSC00092I just got back from finishing up another residency component for my doctoral studies. All I can say is it's good to be home.Although I really enjoyed my time in Washington DC, I was ready to sleep in my own bed, pray in my own garden, cook my own meals.

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