In quarantine, if I wanted something, I could not simply open a door, drawer, or lid to get it. I had to ask, kind of like a child. If I wanted something different, I had to ask, like prayer.
Posts in Religious Life
Where Dreams and Fears Collide: Lessons from a Song
We’ve all faced failure in our lives—whether in relationships, sports, school, or jobs–and those experiences can make us afraid to take risks. But if we allow ourselves to take leaps of faith, God does beautiful things.
Walking the King’s Highway at Belize Central Prison
Walking the path of Jesus isn’t easy. It means going to those who’re often forgotten or cast aside by society. Read how one Jesuit walks the king’s highway in his ministry at a prison rehabilitation center in Belize.
As a Jesuit Political Scientist, Religion Doesn’t Often Play a Direct Role in My Work. Am I Still Serving the Church?
My work as a political scientist focused on the Middle East, may not always involve directly talking about God, but it is deeply enmeshed with how we see God and God’s people, and it involves being acutely aware of their needs and their dignity.
My Life Was at a Crossroads. Discernment Gave Me the Courage to Act.
Big decisions call for careful attention to God. But how do we do that? Matt Briand explains by sharing how he discerned his vocation.
Music Release: “Tell Me Who I Am”
At the start of Advent Timothy Bishop, SJ asks the question that will be answered by Jesus’ coming: not just “Who Am I?” but “Who are You, God?”
Empty your pockets for God. You don’t know what might be returned.
Sometimes God asks us to give up things we love. In his debut article, Michael Pedersen, SJ reflects on what it’s like to give up what he loved and then get it back transformed
When I Stopped Drinking, I Started Running. God Found Me.
As many Americans head out for a Turkey Trot, José Dueño, SJ, reflects on how training for a marathon became a spiritual journey for him.
How to be Catholic at a religiously diverse university
What does it mean to be a Catholic at a school where so many students are non-Christian? Andrew reflects on how much can be accomplished when people of faith are willing to be vulnerable.
A Deacon’s Diary: How Do I Pray Through Doubt?
In his latest diary, Deacon Steve Molvarec, SJ is confronted with the age-old question: how do I pray through doubt? His answer surprised him, and will probably surprise you, too.