Have you ever wondered what your heroes have to do with Jesus Christ? In the Christ the King meditation, we reflect on those leaders who inspire us so that we can better understand Christ the King.
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Stay Awake! Advent is here to shake you out of your routine
After two years of disrupted routines, many are finally back into a sort of pre-pandemic routine. Brian finds that, despite the comfort of ritual, Advent reminds him to break out of it.
Jesuit 101: Getting to Know Jesus, The Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises
In the Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius leads us to focus on the life of Christ. The grace of this week is to “know Jesus more clearly, to love him dearly, and follow him more nearly.” All the meditations of this week help us do just that.
Why my Favorite Newspaper Section is the Wedding Announcements
Wedding stories often show how a couple overcame obstacles in their relationship. Philip shares how the First week of the Spiritual Exercises helped transform his understanding of obstacles in his relationship with God.
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.
Vowed to Love
Michael Martinez’s new Hip-Hop video for “Love is Above” features students from the Fe y Alegría school network to help show that the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience are meant to help us grow in our capacity to love.
The Vow of Chastity: My parents taught me what it means to love and be loved
The vow of chastity can be the most confounding and unsettling, both to those who process the vows and to those who don’t. Nick reflects on the challenges and the graces of this vow and how he learned to live it through the example of his parents.
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.
Jesuit 101: Vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience
Next week, Jesuit novices across the continent will take First Vows. What does that even mean?
Five Practices that Might Just Bring Your Examen to the Next Level
Was St. Ignatius a sociologist? These five research tools can help deepen your daily prayer practice.