One Moment for One Thing: Learning to Discern Your Emotions

Published Sep 9, 2020 in Blogs, Spirituality, Videos ~ Approx 1min

Patrick Saint-Jean, SJ, once again invites to consider another “One Moment for One Thing.” Let us discover how to get in touch with what we feel while examining our heart and soul to more clearly experience the greater glory of God in our lives and in the world around us. Pray with us once again as we move towards a deeper and clearer relationship with ourselves, hand-in-hand with God.

Transcendence: A Poem About Becoming More Fully and Authentically Human

Published Aug 26, 2020 in Art, Blogs, Prayers, Spirituality ~ Approx 1min

When I take a more honest look at life, with its’ beauty, and also its’ darkness and suffering, I’m drawn to see the meaning of seeking something that transcends worldly pleasures or pursuits, even the willingness to sacrifice those things. And I want to affirm this desire to “transcend” is not an escape from reality, nor is it inhuman. It is rather a call to become even more fully and authentically human concretely in the world. Chris Williams, SJ, invites us to see this transcendence in his newest poem perfect for prayer and reflection.

When COVID Cancelled My Plans, God Showed Up in A Scarf

Published Aug 5, 2020 in Blogs, Spirituality ~ Approx 4 mins

On a bitterly cold Thursday night in February of 2019, I was sitting on the ground hanging out with a group of folks experiencing homelessness down by the Chicago Art Institute. I spent most Thursdays this way, as chaplain to the student-run Labre Homeless ministry. Despite the bitter cold, we laughed a lot. After a particularly icy burst of wind rushed through, one of the men, named Wiz, looked at me and said “Gimme a scarf.” Jake Braithwaite, SJ, offers us a compelling parable about death and resurrection.

One Moment for One Thing: Take a Moment to Breathe

Published Jul 29, 2020 in Blogs, Spirituality, Videos ~ Approx 1min

Awareness drives Ignatian Spirituality. Breathing is the fire that maintains the engagement of awareness in action. One needs God’s grace to learn how to breathe. In our next installment of “One Moment for One Thing,” Patrick Saint-Jean invites us to say nothing in our prayer except only to breath and listen.

Creating Together: Jesuits Invite You to an Interactive Art Retreat

Published May 27, 2020 in Blogs, Spirituality ~ Approx 4 mins

Inspired by Pope Francis’ call to conversion, community-building, and creativity, I thought why not create a retreat and make it virtual for those who might also be feeling just as cooped up and restless as me. So, that’s what I and several other Jesuits with whom I live have done. And you can participate in the retreat too!