This talk considers Judas’s question to Jesus at the Last Supper: Surely, it is not I, Lord? Given our Holy Week experience, it moves us into the Third Week of the Exercises, and explores the suffering of Jesus on the cross as an essential part of the Paschal mystery of the Christian faith.
Posts in Lent
Talk 4: What Do You Want? The Public Ministry of Jesus | Live the Questions: A Holy Week Retreat
This talk continues our experience of the Second Week, exploring the public ministry of Jesus and the relationships he formed with the people he served. It focuses on the question, “What do you want?”
Talk 3: How Can this Be? The Early and Hidden Years of Jesus’ Life | Live the Questions: A Holy Week Retreat
In this third talk of our Holy Week retreat, we look at the early life of Jesus, including the events of the Incarnation, the Nativity, and the Hidden Life of Jesus.
Socrates, Ignatius of Loyola, and Social Media Etiquette
In this Holy Week, I remember Jesus’s words on the cross, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” I ask for forgiveness, for the damage that I have caused unknowingly, and I forgive those who have damaged me with their words and actions. Join me as I reflect how an ancient Greek philosopher and a late-medieval Spanish Basque Priest guide me on using social media for the greater good.
Talk 2: Who Told You That? Sin and God’s Boundless Love | Live the Questions: A Holy Week Retreat
This talk explores the second question God asks humanity in the sacred scriptures: who told you that?
Talk 1: Where are you? The First Principle and Foundation | Live the Questions: A Holy Week Retreat
Talk 1 of our online Holy Week retreat asks the question “Where are you?” and explores St. Ignatius’ secret to the purpose of life.
Live the Questions: A Holy Week Retreat in the Ignatian Tradition
Join us for a week-long online retreat for Holy Week 2021.
Poem on Temptation and Victory: Nailed and Unnailed Hands
Feeling overwhelmed by your temptations? Michael Martinez SJ shares a personal poem and reflection that can help us process this internal tension between temptation and victory in our daily lives.
In a Field Hospital Church, We Need Healers Like Carlos
Our first meal was at a loud bar with gloriously cheap food. Our second meal was at our beloved parish, St. Ignatius Loyola on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We kept having these two meals over and over again. On Sundays, though, the food didn’t change. His distribution of Communion was never an isolated sacramental act, but the moment that gave clarity to the rest of our encounters. Meet my friend Carlos, a dear friend who helped redirect my life.
Sometimes I Sit Inside the Fog of My Prayer
The morning is gentle. I’ve come at the perfect time to sit and pray near the old living room windows. The sign of the cross, coffee on the window sill, closed eyes. I’m opaque inside today. I pray about yesterday. And sometimes my prayer isn’t always clear.