Big decisions call for careful attention to God. But how do we do that? Matt Briand explains by sharing how he discerned his vocation.
All posts by Matthew Briand SJ
Matthew is a native of South Burlington, VT and has studied history and international relations. His desire for religious life emerged when he attended a speech given by Pope Francis in Washington, DC in 2015. After meeting the Jesuits in the DC area and learning about Ignatian spirituality, Matthew entered the Society in 2017. He is currently studying philosophy and theology at Saint Louis University.
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The Sacredness of Saying Goodbye
Where is God in the sadness of saying goodbye to friends and loved ones? He is in the very people we are parting from. And in saying farewell, the divine image can shine through most brightly.
Lament Must Precede Solidarity | Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat
Some realities in life can only be known through tears. The participation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) members in antiracism is not a hobby or an optional venture: it’s a matter of survival.They do not have the luxury that White people have to retire from the conversation of racism and flee from its painful realities. Matt Briand, SJ, invites us to put aside our fear to weep with those who weep because of racism, for true Christian love suffers along the beloved, and commits to justice.
Finding Freedom in a Lockdown:The Common Good and Liberty Don’t Have to be at Odds
Protesters have demanded an end to stay-at-home orders. Public health officials warn that reopening now will lead to more deaths. How do we reconcile this conflict between liberty and the common good? By re-thinking what it means to be free.
Review: How “Parasite” Exposes our Modern Idolatry
What happens when wealth and social status supplant love as the source of our dignity? “Parasite,” An Oscar Best Picture-nominated film from South Korea, shows us to frightening effect.