Icons are not only a form of art: they orient the mind and heart towards the mysteries of God, and thus they’re an important resource for prayer, especially in Eastern Christianity.
Posts in Spirituality
When illness strikes, it can’t be life-hacked away. Reflecting on his time as a hospital chaplain, James shares how he witnessed the healing power of compassion, hope, and prayer.
During the pandemic, the world shut down. This Jesuit describes being a Mexican Jesuit in a predominantly White American community during lockdown. Flour enchiladas were only a symbol of a much deeper tension—one that’s only resolved through prayer and honest conversation.
In spiritual direction, we speak with a trusted advisor who helps us to see God’s love in our lives more clearly. This can be a meaningful experience for the director as well as the person seeking direction.
How Ignatian are you? No matter how long you’ve been familiar with St. Ignatius and his companions across the centuries, Jim Manney’s book “What Matters Most and Why: Living the Spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola,” is sure to have a surprise gem waiting for you to discover.
Beyond mere biology, the importance of Mary’s heart is the key to understanding her virginity. Here’s a Marian inspired Examen to take to prayer.
A favorite show reminds us to ultimately focus on the highlights, rather than the mistakes, in our lives.
Reflecting on his time as a deacon, Damian realized he’s never really explained what a deacon does. In today’s post, he offers an explanation on the role of deacon and a reflection on how it has confirmed his vocation.
It’s easy to accuse others of hypocrisy, yet none of us is perfect. How can Christians have credibility to preach the Gospel if they’re also sinners who don’t practice what they preach?
The final talk of our Lenten Retreat asks once again the question, “Who do you say that I am?” In gratitude for all that God has given us, our response is to give ourselves in return. Giving ourselves to God also means giving ourselves to those around us.