For a Jesuit, inspiration to follow God’s call can come from many sources. Nate Cortas, SJ discusses how women religious he has known have been a model for him as he pursues his own vocation in religious life.
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Prayer can feel overwhelming at times. What should I say? What should I do? In his latest piece, Patrick Hyland, SJ reflects on how pilots might teach us a lesson in prayer.
As Christians, we have a hope in God’s coming kingdom that Jesus preached. That kingdom encompasses all creation, including all animals.
The writings of St. Teresa reveal God’s intense desire for mystical union with each and every one of us. How do we respond to this divine invitation?
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.
When illness strikes, it can’t be life-hacked away. Reflecting on his time as a hospital chaplain, James shares how he witnessed the healing power of compassion, hope, and prayer.
During the pandemic, the world shut down. This Jesuit describes being a Mexican Jesuit in a predominantly White American community during lockdown. Flour enchiladas were only a symbol of a much deeper tension—one that’s only resolved through prayer and honest conversation.
In spiritual direction, we speak with a trusted advisor who helps us to see God’s love in our lives more clearly. This can be a meaningful experience for the director as well as the person seeking direction.
How Ignatian are you? No matter how long you’ve been familiar with St. Ignatius and his companions across the centuries, Jim Manney’s book “What Matters Most and Why: Living the Spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola,” is sure to have a surprise gem waiting for you to discover.
Beyond mere biology, the importance of Mary’s heart is the key to understanding her virginity. Here’s a Marian inspired Examen to take to prayer.