Showing posts tagged as 'prayer'

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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Signs of New Life

Tags: Gardening, Inspiration, Prayer

January 28, 2013 19:41

crocOver the weekend, I turned another year older. It's hard to believe just how fast time flies, but here I am, moving towards one of those big milestone birthdays. Hmmm.Well, given the alternative, I'll take my birthday any time. Since I was able to celebrate with a lot of my family this year, it felt extra special.Even though we didn't get the usual sunny weather California is well-known for,...

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Beautiful The Mess We Are

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

January 19, 2013 21:21

prayerI had the chance to sit down with some friends last week to begin the process of talking through my doctoral project. We bounced around ideas and concepts from St. Ignatius, Scripture passages, and just general thoughts as to where I should head.A point we all kept coming back to is that many people who might be drawn to what I have to say and who might consider taking part in one of my...

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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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Happy New Year

Tags: Inspiration, Prayer

December 31, 2012 20:52

new yearWell, 2012 has come to a close. Personally, it was a year of up's and down's, and I'm kind of glad to see it go.On the flip side, I havea feelingthat 2013 will be a great year, filled with new and exciting things.I hope you and your family have a very blessed New Year. Let's pray that we might have health, peace andhappiness this year. For those who are unemployed, may they find meaningful...

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Ready To Relax

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

December 21, 2012 22:05

WintersnI just finished a huge project at work, and now I'm really ready to relax.I was a bit worried that I wouldn't get it done, but this afternoon, I hit the enter button and that was it.Have you ever felt the pressure of a huge deadline? I'm sure most of us can relate.

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Incomprehensible Loss

Tags: Prayer

December 17, 2012 18:45

rainboIt's taken more than a couple of days to reflect on the tragic events last Friday in Newtown CT.The talking heads on T.V. have been going non stop, and there has been much to discuss.In the end, the families of those killed, along with our entire country, are left with an incomprehensible loss.

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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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