Our contemporary culture seems to suggest that free time should be spent in mindless entertainment or in rest for the purpose of being more productive later. However, leisure can put us deeper in touch with creation and our Creator when set aside for contemplative wonder.
Posts in Prayers
What if Jesus wrote a diary?: A review
Patrick Hyland, SJ reviews a new book from Bill Cain, SJ imagining the most personal writings of Jesus.
Why Seek God?: Meditations on Imaginative Prayer
I felt my pain, like venom, being drawn out of my body by Christ through his wounds. It was physical, psychological, and spiritual all at the same time and it was overwhelmingly strong and intense.
Finding Jesus in My Sketchpad
Philip Nahlik, SJ shows us how he drew his way into friendship with Jesus
Jesuit 101: Ignatian Contemplation, Encountering God Through Our Imagination
Ignatian contemplation gives us the opportunity to bring scripture to life through our imagination. Learn more about this form of prayer and get some helpful tips in this latest entry into our “Jesuit 101” series.
What is death? Learning to Die with a Friend
What is death? Sometimes we learn the answer to that question when one of our loved ones dies. Read about what one Jesuit learned from his friend, brother, and mentor, Fr. Michael Christiana, passed away earlier this year.
Consider the Sunflower: The Parable We Need in Dark Times
This pandemic can feel like a darkness that won’t ever end. That’s why the sunflower is such a great teacher of what we must do in such times: turn to the light.
Encountering God’s Heart in Men Behind Bars
Spending the summer ministering to men behind bars reminded me of what a religious sister once told me: “God doesn’t judge people; God cares for people.”
The Home of Hearts: A Place of Welcome to All
Like any home, we may hear of the unpleasant experiences of those who attempt to enter. We can then ask ourselves, what can help soften our hearts?
Music Release: Recollections
Aric Serrano, SJ, released a new collection of music, Recollections. He offers us those tracks along with his motivation for writing.