Jesus says that he is the true vine. That must mean there are false vines out there too. In this talk, David introduces the meditation on the Two Standards and reflects on the things that draw us closer or further from Christ.
Images of state violence against gang members in El Salvador troubled Christian. In Greg Boyle’s new book and in his experience at Homeboy Industries, he found a radically different approach.
Jesuit values at public universities? The Newman Center at UCSD is taking to heart Fr. Arrupe’s call to form men and women for others, one service project, one retreat at a time.
This essay is not about inflation, or about eating at a Michelin star restaurant. This essay is not about exotic superfoods from the Himalayas or about Jesuit extravagance. This essay is about gardening. Put on your work boots, and prepare for some garden variety theology.
For our latest Jesuit 101 reflection, Ignatius, a first-time writer, reveals the waves of consolation and desolation he experienced on his novitiate pilgrimage.
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.
To ever follow Jesus is the form of Christian life. When we step into our roles as citizens, we do not step out of that discipleship. Catholic Social Teaching helps guide how we live our discipleship out.
Our online retreat moves into the Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises, when we focus on following Christ who calls us to help build up the Kingdom of God. This call can be exciting and motivating at first, but we can become lukewarm over time. David reflects on advice from Pope Francis and the example of Mary to persevere in faith.
In our latest Jesuit 101 piece, Justin heads into prison not expecting to have anything in common with the inmates. He learns quickly that God speaks in a universal language.