Icons are not only a form of art: they orient the mind and heart towards the mysteries of God, and thus they’re an important resource for prayer, especially in Eastern Christianity.
In a new musical, Henry VII’s six wives are resurrected. Watching their reclaimed stories, Andrew found himself in tears mourning lives un-lived.
Lebanon is a country in deep crisis, but a street-level view tells a more complicated story. Andrew Milewski shares his experiences of Beirut from this past summer.
Emotions in our prayer life can lead us to God. Tears, St. Ignatius writes, are a powerful gift that can lead us to consolation. In this short reflection, Andrew stresses the importance of our emotions in our prayer lives.
What does it mean to be a Catholic at a school where so many students are non-Christian? Andrew reflects on how much can be accomplished when people of faith are willing to be vulnerable.
God’s voice is sometimes loud and sometimes as soft as a drop of water.
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.
At the beginning of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Andrew Milewski, S.J. reflects on how a language exchange turned into a place of encounter and friendship. In this place of encounter, he wrestles with how to pray and have solidarity with the diverse Asian-American community and his friends who are a part of that group.
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.