We have often heard about Jesus in books, art and sermons, but how well do we actually know him? Maybe that’s the whole point of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a devotion celebrated during the entire month of June. Here’s an Examen with the Sacred Heart of Christ.
The Kingdom of God is about patience.
It’s easy for me to offer Jesus a litany of tragedies I’ve read about in the news. I know plenty of dying parents and sick friends and incarcerated brothers worthy of my attention in prayer. But it’s amazing what young lives can teach about life and prayer when I pay attention to God at work around me.
An excerpt from Patrick Saint-Jean, SJ’s new book, The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice: A Month of Meditations with Ignatius of Loyola
We are a mess, but today we remember that God entered into our mess. Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ. Fr. Eric Sundrup, SJ, reflects on what it means for God to become flesh and blood and offer us God’s very self.
The velorio, a gathering in the home of the deceased, is a Mexican tradition that allows loved ones to gather to share meals, memories and to mourn. And, even still, life around us is a reminder that not even death can conquer our hope.
Too often, Americans of Asian descent have been made to feel invisible, our nearly two-hundred years of history in the United States erased from history books and classes, our very presence in this country questioned.
On this Trinity Sunday, Hunter D’Armond, SJ, reflects on how we show our faith through our bodies, including the Sign of the Cross.
Sometimes God can feel far away, silent, like a package we ordered but somehow got lost en route. Christopher Alt recalls how two empty tummies and a Persian poet reminds him that the gift of God’s presence can also be found in God’s absence.
In 1602, Jesuit Brother Bento de Goës was sent on a five year excursion by land across Asia to search for a legendary kingdom of Christians supposedly located northeast of India and west of China.