The new movie Till is based on the brutal killing of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 and how his mother became a Civil Rights advocate in the aftermath of her son’s death. Watching it can help us reflect more profoundly on the Passion and death of our Lord.
All posts by Patrick Hyland, SJ
Patrick is a scholastic in the Midwest Province.
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An Advent Examination of Conscience
When you think of sin, do you only think of yourself? Here’s an Advent examination of conscience to help you shine Christ’s light not only on yourself, but on the world around you as well.
Making Your Own Bible with Dr. Imani Perry
How a Catholic Princeton professor got me thinking about finding God in all things, especially literature, beginning with her own book.
The Ten Commandments are more than “Thou Shalt Not”
Mountain driving teaches us to focus on the center lines, not the guardrails, to navigate beautiful but treacherous highways. That’s a good lesson for the spiritual life.
A Vow of Poverty? With that iPhone?
Thrust into an unfamiliar context, Patrick reflects on how the Jesuit Vow of Poverty is not exclusively about rejecting fancy brands.
Buzz Lightyear’s Great, But Woody’s the Real Hero
Excited to watch Lightyear, Patrick revisited a childhood classic and found his theology studies intruding on the nostalgia.
Witnessing to the Truth about the UCA Martyrs
In the new film “Llegaron de Noche,” we learn the story of Lucía, the sole witness to the murder of the Jesuits and two housekeepers at the UCA in El Salvador. Her courage and commitment to the truth is a model for all of us.
Jesuit 101: There’s More to Magis
Have you ever heard the term Magis? Too often this Ignatian term gets misused. Magis doesn’t just mean “more.” There’s more to it than that.
Getting in Touch with God through Letters
Do you journal? Or write letters to yourself for future you to read? Read one Jesuit’s post-retreat letter to himself; you may want to take up the same practice!