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All posts by Andrew Milewski, SJ

Andrew was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Scranton in 2013, where he studied psychology, literature and philosophy. He has worked in many different schools, teaching English to elementary students in Korea and providing therapeutic support to children with autism throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. He enjoys studying different languages and often attends prayer services in languages he doesn’t understand. He is currently a graduate student at Loyola University Chicago, studying social philosophy.

Joined in 2020   /   7 posts   /   amilewskisj@thejesuitpost.org

The Unexpected Joy of Cleaning Your Room

The Unexpected Joy of Cleaning Your Room

For me cleaning is hectic, but it is also a heck of a lot of fun. Joyful even! Finding old objects invokes time and place, like an engraved flask I got for being a groomsman when I was a teenager. There are also pictures of friends and receipts from meals long forgotten. I am also thinking of spiritual cleanings, and the moment to examine where I am and where I have been.

What’s in a Name, Anyway? Finding Solace in Our Patron Saints

What’s in a Name, Anyway? Finding Solace in Our Patron Saints

Names are powerful. I had a professor in college who I have gotten to know well since I graduated, and I still cannot call her by her first name. Conversely, I have graduate professors who insist I call them by their first names. Then there’s my local parish priest back home whom I call “father” because nothing else fits. Names, what we call people, matter. Read how the names of Saints can inspire our lives.

How God and Grace Will Find Me this Holiday Season

How God and Grace Will Find Me this Holiday Season

Perhaps, like me, you are discerning how you should spend your holidays? You are praying and asking God to show you how to be present to your loved ones and still keep them safe. As I pray with all my anger, frustration, loneliness, and hunger for loved ones this holiday season, I am reminded that God often provides for us in ways we don’t expect or even necessarily want. 

About That Time I Discovered God in a Garden

About That Time I Discovered God in a Garden

I found myself in the community garden here at Loyola University Chicago, where students and  Jesuit scholastics volunteer. We harvest the crops and donate them to a local food pantry, I was told, and the idea of helping out appealed to me. So much more happens in the garden that day. Take a moment to read and reflect with me on an experience of a God who nurtures.