The TJP archives


Hiking like Jesus Helps Us Pray like Jesus

Ty Wahlbrink, SJ  |  12/5/2023

In the Gospels, Jesus is always seen going up the mountain to pray. Going on a hike with Jesus – whether in nature or in our prayer – can open ourselves up to God’s grandeur and renew our sense of mission.

Keeping in Touch with Jesus | One-Minute Homily

William Manaker, SJ  |  12/3/2023

When we can’t be near those that we love, we try to keep in touch and look forward to when we see them again. William Manaker, SJ, reminds us that our relationship with Jesus is no different.

Christ the King: Christ Among Us | One-Minute Homily

Austin Kleman, SJ  |  11/26/2023

Christ the King calls us to care for the most vulnerable among us. Austin Kleman, SJ, reminds us that we don’t have to go far to find Christ in our midst.

The Potlucks of Vatican II

Patrick Hyland, SJ  |  11/22/2023

The recent Synod on Synodality has been referred to as a fulfillment of the desires of Vatican II. Reflecting on this historic moment in the history of the Church, Patrick presents a helpful framework to better understand the fruits of the historic council.

What Are God’s Gifts For? | One-Minute Homily

Tom Elitz, SJ  |  11/19/2023

Do we make use of the gifts that God has given us? Deacon Tom Elitz, SJ, reflects on the purpose of God’s gifts so that we might be transformed by them.

Who is responsible for the dead in Gaza and Israel? We are.

Erin Kast, SJ  |  11/16/2023

The Israel-Hamas war is a tragedy fostered by centuries of anti-Semitism and decades of the forced displacement of millions of Palestinians. Erin Kast reflects on the West’s responsibility in this war and urges Christians to embrace the side of peace.

Ready or Not, Here I Come! | One-Minute Homily

Eric Immel, SJ  |  11/12/2023

Be prepared! This is a huge theme throughout the Gospels. Fr. Eric Immel, SJ, reflects on how we can prepare ourselves for the Kingdom of God.

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How Women Religious Sparked My Jesuit Vocation

Nate Cortas, SJ  |  11/10/2023

For a Jesuit, inspiration to follow God’s call can come from many sources. Nate Cortas, SJ discusses how women religious he has known have been a model for him as he pursues his own vocation in religious life.

Mothers, Fathers, and Christian Leadership | One-Minute Homily

William Manaker, SJ  |  11/5/2023

Mothers and fathers are great examples of self-giving love. William Manaker, SJ, reflects on the example of parents and our call to serve one another.

What Pilots Can Teach Us About Prayer

Patrick Hyland, SJ  |  11/2/2023

Prayer can feel overwhelming at times. What should I say? What should I do? In his latest piece, Patrick Hyland, SJ reflects on how pilots might teach us a lesson in prayer.