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.
Posts in Spirituality
Restlessness is a gift, lean into the discomfort and let God find you.
With his latest music release, Aric channels St. Augustine to try and understand the gnawing feeling inside.
A Deacon’s Diary: My Name is Damian…and I Finally Have Health Insurance!
In his first installment of this season’s Deacon’s Diary, Damian introduces himself and offers a glimpse into the adventure called life.
I wouldn’t be a Jesuit if it weren’t for St. Francis of Assisi
On the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Mark reflects on the ways Franciscan spirituality seeded and nurtured his Jesuit vocation.
A Deacon’s Diary: Goodbyes have found me.
In his sixteenth and final installment, Fr. Steve comes to the end of a pivotal year.
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.
Dragon Ball Z and the Two Standards Meditation
The latest Dragon Ball Movie is full of the series’ classic action scenes. It also contains a deeper message about how people tend to get caught up in evil.
Clerics in the Classroom
As the semester starts up again, Tim wonders: How does a Jesuit balance a commitment to the one Truth with the openness to perspectives required in the Academy?
Begin Your Semester with the End in Mind
The key to minimizing stress this semester: begin by remembering that finals are just around the corner! St. Ignatius gives us helpful pointers on how to do that.
You never know who you’ll meet on the bus
On an interstate bus trip, Luke strikes up a friendship with two unexpected co-passengers.