I’ve been throwing pottery for over a year now. For a while, I had the technique down, or at least down enough to center the clay and build from there. But lately, I have had the worst time centering the clay. As I sit with my struggles to center the clay, my mind wanders to the world around me: does anything feel centered these days?
Posts in Lent
First Day Out of Prison: A Modern-Day Parable on Coming Out of the Pandemic and Into Lent
“This whole year has felt like a Lenten penance in the desert, so I’m not thinking about what to give up. Instead, I enter this season replaying images of that day with Javier.” Christopher Alt, SJ, recounts the story of his friend’s first day out of prison and considers what lessons it has for us as we see promises of the end of the pandemic and move into Lent.
The Fourth Week: The Destination of Our Journey | Seeking God: A Jesuit Retreat
The grace of the Fourth Week is to enter into the joy and consolation of Jesus as he savors the glory of the Resurrection.
Our Good Friday ‘Wake Up Call’
On this Good Friday, Jesuit rapper, Michael Martinez S.J. produced a music video in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Third Week: Where the Lord is Leading Us | Seeking God: A Jesuit Retreat
https://youtu.be/ye8FcM5Kdn4 The grace of the Third Week is to have sorrow and compassion for Jesus, to suffer with him because he goes to his passion for us. This episode begins by discussing the Paschal Path, which is where the Lord is leading us, and a path that...
The Second Week (Part 2): How to Stay on the Path | Seeking God: A Jesuit Retreat
This episode focuses on how we stay on the path to God through discernment and the people that we walk with on the journey.
This Quarantined Holy Week I’m Thinking of a Brother Jesuit in Jail
“What is truth?” Pilate will ask Jesus. And, Jesus will answer with his life. I’ve been thinking this week about a Jesuit brother of mine who has been sitting in jail in Brunswick, Georgia, for the last two years trying to do the same: answer with his life.
The Second Week (Part 1): Why We Walk This Path | Seeking God: A Jesuit Retreat
The Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises is split into two episodes. This first one focuses on why we walk this particular path on our journey of faith, and not another.
How to Celebrate the Easter Triduum at Home
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, public Church services have been prohibited around the country. But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the richness of the Easter Triduum this week. Here are some free liturgical guides to celebrating Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday exactly where you are: at home. These liturgical guides are based on the Roman Missal and include prayers, readings, and rituals with easy to follow directions. Download the guides today!
Introduction to the Journey of Faith | Seeking God: A Jesuit Retreat
Join us for our online preached retreat, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Brian Strassburger, SJ, will guide us through themes of the exercises and offer resources for prayer and reflection. This is the first of six talks that will be...