The pandemic deprived everyone of a vital aspect of life: the gift of touch. The incarnation shows us that God wants to heal us by touching our wounds. This is especially true for life in a prison. But when we find ways to reach out to others, we discover that Christ has the power to work through our hands to bring healing to those in need.
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Have you ever used your imagination to pray? Does that sound strange? Imaginative prayer is a core component of Ignatian Spirituality. As part of our Jesuit 101 series, read how one Jesuit entered a gospel passage in which Jesus heals a woman. You might be surprised how awesome this form of prayer can be!
Every other year, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) hosts its SEEK conference that draws thousands of young Catholics together to encounter Christ and share the Gospel. As a virtual event this year, SEEK21 was actually the largest it’s ever been, with 27,000 participants from 20 countries on 6 continents. Check out our 5 key takeaways.
Michael Martinez’s new Hip-Hop video for “Love is Above” features students from the Fe y Alegría school network to help show that the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience are meant to help us grow in our capacity to love.
One Jesuit grapples with the question, “Who is Mary?” when he’s confronted about the Catholic devotion to our Blessed Mother. That leads him to realize that Mary, with her son Jesus, is the one helping him discover the family he has found in his prison ministry.
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?
On an interstate bus trip, Luke strikes up a friendship with two unexpected co-passengers.
Jesuit Brett Helbling learned an important lesson working at a homeless shelter soup kitchen: Don’t wait to tell someone they are important to you. They may disappear before you get the chance.
Beginnings are difficult, because they render us vulnerable. But we need not simply endure them with gritted teeth; if we enter into them with an open heart, we might find God inviting us into something new.
Where is God in the sadness of saying goodbye to friends and loved ones? He is in the very people we are parting from. And in saying farewell, the divine image can shine through most brightly.