Catholic Church Ignatian Spirituality Inspiration Prayer

Lent Will Soon Be Here

light in window

A 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 called An Ignatian Prayer Adventure  that will keep us focused.

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An Alternative Lasagna

garden lasagna

Today’s  guest post comes from one of my good friends.  She’s a pharmacist, and also a very healthy eater.  She saw the lasagna recipe I posted last week and wanted us all to consider a healthier version.  Thanks to her, we now have a terrific  and tasty option. 🙂  Her sharing continues now…

Italy Main Course Soup On Saturday Soups and Stews Vegetarian

Vegetarian Lasagna



I know, a rather odd picture to post on vegetarian lasagna.

The thing is, this  recipe from Saveur magazine, feeds 6-8, and I don’t have any company coming over.  Long story short, I’m not making it just for myself, since I know I’d probably end up eating all myself.  It’s just that good 🙂

Ignatian Spirituality Inspiration Personal Development Prayer

Here Comes The Sun

snowy sunrise

After a very snowy day and evening yesterday, I was so grateful to see the sun peaking through the spruce trees in my back yard.

That bit of cinderblock you see running through the snow is my retaining wall, which is about four feet high.  Yes, I may have snow lingering till Memorial Day.

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A Great Sign


This 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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Longing For Springtime


With plenty of ice and snow on the ground, the weather people are telling us to prepare for another round of winter weather.  I wonder who the patron saint of spring might be.  We need his/her help, and soon.

As I was walking around the nearly frozen pond at a retreat center a few weeks ago, I thought about how beautiful the grounds are there in spring.  I got to thinking about the bulbs just below the solidly frozen topsoil, covered in snow.