Experience the joy of prison ministry this Lent. Ian Peoples, SJ, shares his experience as a prison chaplain and reflects on the opportunity to encounter Christ. Discover how this ministry can change you and bring hope to those who need it most.
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Ian entered the Jesuits in 2015. He studied philosophy and journalism at Fordham University. He’s now serving as a prison chaplain to incarcerated youth in the “Jewel of the Caribbean,” Belize. He is an avid soccer fan, a lover of books, and an aspiring Spanish speaker.
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Viktor Frankl, Oskar Schindler, and a Call to Remember
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Ian Peoples reflects on two different experiences of the Holocaust to find meaning and hope in the midst of unspeakable darkness.
St. Martin of Tours, Veteran’s Day, and the Call of Christ the King
What does an an ancient saint have to do with Veteran’s Day? Read how St. Martin of Tours helps us understand fidelity to the call to serve.
Jesuit 101: A Loved Sinner, The First Week of the Spiritual Exercises
In the First Week of the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius wants us to focus on the reality of sin in the world and in ourselves. This helps us to recognize God’s great mercy and to see ourselves as sinners loved by God.
Why I logged off social media for good
Does social media really help us to stay connected? After years of weighing the pros and cons, Ian finally ditched his social media accounts for good. Read about his discernment.
Jesuit 101: Consolation and Desolation
The terms “consolation” and “desolation” are used regularly in Ignatian spirituality, but what do they mean? Ian Peoples, SJ, offers some insight from St. Ignatius for our Jesuit 101 series.
Jesuit 101: The Presupposition, A Guide for Better Conversations
Catholics don’t always agree (especially on Twitter). The Ignatian “Presupposition” is a guide for seeking understanding in conversation. Here’s an explainer to help you the next time you’re tempted to call someone a heretic online.
Jesuit 101: The Spiritual Exercises, the Heart of the Jesuits
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are the heart of Ignatian Spirituality and of the Jesuits. As we kick off our “Jesuit 101” series, which will focus on a different theme of Ignatian Spirituality each month, it is only fitting that we begin with the Spiritual Exercises.
Italy and Argentina Conquer Continental Soccer
Sometimes a win in soccer means more than just a win on the field. Ian Peoples reflects on the significance of Italy’s and Argentina’s victories in their respective championships.