Jun
26
2016

I Am in Need of Music

Posted by Eric Immel, SJ in Our Daily Lives

In this reposting from The Jesuit Post, Eric Immel, SJ writes: "If I were to describe myself, I'd say that I'm an adopted son with a loving family, that I've been in love, and that I'm a Jesuit. I almost never think of myself as a musician. But my life is full of music."

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Jun
25
2016

A Guide to Reading the Bible #20 - Numbers

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

" The people of Israel are numbered or counted in this book, and the telling of it makes for rather dull reading. Also, the book tells what took place from the time they leave Mount Sinai until they reach the Promised Land of Canaan. But there is much more of profound significance to the book than what is revealed by its two titles."

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Jun
24
2016

Memories of My Ordination Day

Posted by Paul Robson, SJ in Our Spirituality

On May 21, 2016, Paul Robson, SJ was ordained a priest. In today's post he recalls the graces he received that day.

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Jun
23
2016

Ten Songs that Point to the Transcendent

Posted by John D. O’Brien, SJ in Our Culture

John O'Brien, Sj writes: " I do believe that Christ is very much alive, and can be found in the remotest corners of humanity. Sometimes the profoundest truths are not in theology books but in the lyrics of the poets and the insights of artists."

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Jun
22
2016

National Aboriginal Day - June 20, 2016

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Daily Lives

On this National Aboriginal Day, Philip Shano, SJ reflects on various initiatives the Jesuits in English Canada have in place in support of the First Nations.

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Jun
21
2016

Reckoning

Posted by Johnston Smith in Our Culture

In today's poetry Tuesday, Johnston Smith looks at the consequences of facing the truth.

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Jun
20
2016

The Gift of Jealousy

Posted by Henk Van Meijel, SJ in Our Spirituality

Jealousy is intrinsic to our nature. We know this to be true but have we ever thought of "jealousy" as a gift to us?

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Jun
19
2016

Father’s Day – The Impact of a Father

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

Philip Shano, SJ recalls memories of his own father and the impact his father has on his life when he was growing up.

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Jun
18
2016

A Guide to Reading the Bible #19 – Leviticus

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

Today's look at the Book of Leviticus reveals many interesting points. "For example, we celebrate jubilees of all kinds. In Leviticus 25:8-22, we read about the establishment of the Year of Jubilee. The word jubilee is derived from the Hebrew yobel meaning `ram`s horn` which was used as a trumpet to usher in this special year. During this year, special concessions were made to people in debt and to slaves. The Church has taken over the custom and given it a spiritual significance through the periodical `Holy Year` in which special opportunities are offered to Christians to gain remission of their debt to God."

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Jun
17
2016

Prayer During Tragedy

Posted by Bill McCormick, SJ in Our Daily Lives

What is becoming familiar following tragedies such as the Orlando shooting last weekend is a phenomenon known as "prayer shaming." Today's posting - reposted from The Jesuit Post - looks at what "prayer shamers" get right and what they get wrong.

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