Aug
25
2016

I Am Not Jesus

Posted by Eric Immel, SJ in Our Spirituality

Rposted with permission from The Jesuit Post, This post is part of a series in preparation for Magis 2016, a gathering of young adults before World Youth Day in Poland.

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Aug
24
2016

The Detective Novels of Alexander McCall Smith

Posted by Joseph Schner, SJ in Our Culture

Joe Schner, SJ continues his postings on the detective novel with a look at Mma Precious Ramotswe, of Botswana, and her No.1 Ladies Detective Agency.

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Aug
23
2016

The Cooler

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Culture

Today's poem for Poetry Tuesday is one of an ongoing series of poems from Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ's book "Prairie Childhood Snapshots - 1943 - 1958."

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Aug
22
2016

Moses and the Hitchhiker

Posted by John McCarthy, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"On the cardboard sign strung over his neck were the words "Argentia ferry." Pack on his back, his thumb was out for the ride. Without hesitation, I pulled over and waited for him. Up he ran, stuffed his gear into the back seat and jumped in."

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Aug
21
2016

Anthony Sharma, SJ – A Man of Nepal

Posted by Bill Robins, SJ in Our Daily Lives

Anthony Sharma, SJ was the first superior of the Missio Sui Juris of Nepal. For 38 years, from 1985 until his retirement in 2004, he worked tirelessly to open schools and parishes across Nepal.

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Aug
20
2016

A Guide to Reading The Bible #28 - The Books of Tobit, Judith and Ester.

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

The three books, Tobit, Judith, and Esther, are religious stories that merely reflect an historical situation. They are inspiring stories which bolster our faith and trust in God's protective concern for our welfare.

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Aug
19
2016

This is The Cup of My Blood

Posted by John McCarthy, SJ in Our Spirituality

"I cannot imagine the northern forests without them. Each spring, across the far-flung expanse of spruce, fir and pine, they emerge by the millions. From their aquatic wombs, out they pop. To flight they take, intent on only one thing - blood, warm human blood, in particular."

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Aug
18
2016

Millennials Sure Do Love Their Internet…Right?

Posted by Joseph Simmons, SJ in Our Daily Lives

Reposted from The Jesuit Post, today's article looks at the question "What is the effect of all our time spent staring at glowing screens?"

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Aug
17
2016

It Takes a Village to Raise a Missionary

Posted by Adam Hincks, SJ in Our Spirituality

"Sometimes a missionary may have to go home to remember what it means to be a missionary. I learnt this not by returning home myself, but by accompanying a brand-new Jesuit priest to his hometown in Ewo, Congo to celebrate a mass of thanksgiving. "

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Aug
16
2016

For Ursula Franklin - July 22, 2016

Posted by Greg Kennedy, SJ in Our Culture

In July, Greg Kennedy's dear friend and mentor, Ursula Franklin died at the age of 95. When Greg heard of her terminal illness, the following poem came to him. "Ursula was a woman of extraordinary authenticity, conviction, wisdom and care for this hurting world."

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