Showing posts tagged as 'catholic-church'

Come Holy Spirit

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Prayer

June 08, 2014 10:29

pentecost el grecI've been away this past week, and it was good to get home yesterday afternoon. I'm sure my neighbors appreciated my lawn finally being cut :) Anyway, I had a lot of reading to do, and it was great to sit outside, enjoying the beautiful weather we are having right now in my area. Today the Church celebrates Pentecost, the moment the Holy Spirit fell upon the first band of Christians.

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Cura Personalis

Tags: Blogging, Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality

May 29, 2014 06:29

ignatiusJust the other day, I came across something in our local Catholic newspaper that got me excited. The article was about a gentleman who was changing jobs at a Jesuit High School in Baltimore, and he said that one of his tasks at the school was to integrate St. Ignatius' Cura Personalis into the daily activities of the school. So, just what isCura Personalis you ask? It's Latin forcare for the...

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It is the Lord

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

April 29, 2014 08:16

sun boatIt seems like Easter is quickly becoming a distant memory, doesn't it?I don't know about you, but I seem to be always trying to catch up. Maybe its work, a missed call from a friend, just paying the bills. It can be hard to focus on events of two weeks ago when I have a million things to do today.

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Happy Easter

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Prayer

April 21, 2014 12:21

imagesCA1BU2X1I hope you, your friends and family experience the joy that comes with Jesus' resurrection. We were blessed with a wonderful spring day yesterday, just what you'd hope to get on Easter. A good friend called and wanted to get together. We ended up taking a hike at a nearby nature center. Signs of new life were everywhere. How about you? Where are the signs of resurrection in your own life? I bet...

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The Francis Factor

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Papacy

March 21, 2014 07:26

shoesEarlier this week, in honor of the 1st Anniversary of the papacy of Pope Francis, an event took place at Loyola University in Baltimore calledThe Francis Factor. Although I wasn't able to attend myself, I was grateful that the Archdiocese of Baltimore streamed it live on their website.All the presenters, including Cardinal Sean O'Malley from Boston, were first-rate. Anyone interested in how...

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Lent Will Soon Be Here

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

February 26, 2014 14:22

light in windowA week from today, we begin the season of Lent, a time of prayerful preparation that leads to Easter.It's always nice to have some helps during these 40 days, and my friends at Loyola Press have created an on-line retreat calledAn Ignatian Prayer Adventurethat will keep us focused.

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A Great Sign

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

February 10, 2014 06:52

gallagher2This image is of the nearly 500-year-old logo of the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola. Over the last several weeks, I've been working on a logo for this blog, and Ignatius' sunburst will be woven into mine. I can't wait to share it with you :)

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Three Men = Big Impact

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

December 19, 2013 17:16

guymYesterday was an amazing day for me. It was amazing because of encounters I had with three amazing men who have made big impacts on the people around them.In the afternoon, I met up with a friend and we went to visit an elderly priest who now lives in an assisted living facility. My friend and I got to know this priest many years ago, and he provided us and countless others with great spiritual...

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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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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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