Showing posts tagged as 'ignatian-spirituality'

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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What Are You Tending?

Tags: Blogging, Gardening, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Spirit

May 01, 2013 08:47

Happy May Day! The picture above and the guest post below are from Spirit Daily, a website I visit often. Given my recent posts about my own garden, I thought the post does a great job of taking garden imagery and adapting it for spiritual insights. I hope you'll think the same.

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Just Another Sunrise?

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Prayer

April 29, 2013 07:45

tuscansunriseSorry for the long delay between postings. I've had so much going on that life just got in the way.With so much going on, including the death of my mom last month, I realized I needed to take a pause, to catch my breath, and to refocus. So, in the spirit of St. Ignatius, I made a retreat.

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A New Dawn

Tags: Gardening, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration

April 08, 2013 06:29

Sun2I was on the hunt yesterday for a climbing rose named New Dawn. It does very well in my area, and it's mentioned often on a weekly gardening radio show I listen to. Sadly, it's a bit early to plant roses here in Maryland, so there were none to be had at the nursery. I'll have to wait till the beginning of May, right around Mother's Day. Of course. I was thinking about my mom when I decided to...

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Ugh, the Snow

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

March 05, 2013 16:06

baltosnowLast week, I was praising the joy of the impending spring. The season was being heralded by some wonderful little dwarf iris that were blooming by my driveway gate.This week, starting tomorrow and ending late Wednesday, snow, snow and more snow for the Baltimore area.

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Let's Have A Great Week

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Prayer

February 25, 2013 09:58

sunrise newI hope you had a great weekend. I know I did.Actually, the whole week was pretty good for me. I got a lot accomplished, including some much-needed exercise. I also had the chance to catch up on some reading, met with several folks, and lastly I got some good prayer time in. The weekend ended on Sunday night with probably the best session my men's group has had since we started almost two years...

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How Much Longer Till Spring

Tags: Gardening, Ignatian-spirituality, Travel

February 20, 2013 20:14

irsh daffEarlier this week, I had lunch with a young friend. He was active in my youth group when he was growing up, and from time to time we get together for some good food and conversation.On this particular day, John wanted to do some shopping at Trader Joe's when we were done with lunch, and, since it's one of my favorite stores, I was happy to join him.If you're familiar with Trader Joe's, you know...

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What A Week

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Papacy, Prayer

February 16, 2013 18:27

bonsecour2Wow, what a crazy week this has been! We started the week with the surprise resignation of Pope Benedict. As the week went on, we learned that there had been hints for quite some time that if the pope reached a point where he felt he couldn't fulfill his responsibilities, he would step down. It certainly is a time to pray for the Holy Spirit's wisdom!Next, we've had a week of near miss...

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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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Sabbath Moments

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

February 06, 2013 06:37

Sunrise-MyrtleIt's a cold and icy morning here in my neighborhood, one of those mornings where you want to stay warm in bed for a bit longer.Sadly, I'm already up and running, since today is going to be a very busy day for me. I've been traveling the past couple of weeks, and I'm slowly trying to catch up, in addition to the daily stuff that waits for my attention. I'm sure you experience the same thing all...

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