Jesus promised to send an Advocate, the Holy Spirit. Have you ever thought about all the different images we have of the Holy Spirit? Fr. Brian Strassburger, SJ, reflects on these images and what they tell us about the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Sometimes, it’s best to leave it to the mule.
Last summer, Chris walked in the steps of St. Ignatius. While he anticipated the beautiful, holy sites, he wasn’t expecting to imitate him in one of his most notorious decisions.
Return to the Classics: Euripides’ Medea
This ancient Greek tragedy cautions us of the power of broken promises. Our faith is a series of promises. How do we keep the faith when our promises appear to go unfulfilled?
Catholic 101: Holy Days of Obligation
Growing up, Jason resented having to go to Church on ANOTHER day of the week. Looking back, he thinks we’re approaching holy days of obligation with the wrong mindset.
Catholic 101: Transubstantiation
How is that Catholics believe Christ becomes really present under the form of bread and wine at Mass? Joe Seiter helps us understand transubstantiation, and how theology and faith both inform one of the Church’s great mysteries.
Talk 7: My Identity as a Disciple | 2023 Lenten Retreat: Who do you say that I am?
As we move through Holy Week, we move further into our Lenten Retreat. After looking at our sins we are met with a healthy and good dose of confusion for God’s immense love for us. How does this love move us to respond?
Faith and Searching in Boygenius’ New Album
Boygenius’ members have created music that resonates with themes of faith, doubt, and questioning from a variety of perspectives, and the group’s new album is no exception. Nate Cortas helps us explore the ways the trio search for meaning, and perhaps for God, in the album.
Talk 6: Hell and the Identity of My Love | 2023 Lenten Retreat: Who do you say that I am?
Sometimes we must come face to face with our sins and their effects. In this talk of our Lenten Retreat, Damian focuses on a key moment in the First Week of the Spiritual Exercises. We look deeply at our sins in order to see God’s profound love for us.
I was the Lost Sheep. Jesus found me and sent me to find more lost sheep
While praying about where his next mission might be, Ignatius experienced himself being found like the lost sheep. Having begun his mission, he realized Jesus found him so that he might find others.
Talk 5: My Identity as a Child of God | 2023 Lenten Retreat: Who do you say that I am?
Approaching God with our sins can be difficult, but going with Mary and Jesus can help. In this week’s retreat talk, we’ll explore Ignatius’s Triple Colloquy prayer method, which involves conversing with Mary, Jesus, and God. This method reminds us that we are never alone.