Mar
25
2017

What We Believe: Part 12 - Source and Summit

Posted by Father Benign, SJ and Admin in Our Spirituality

"The new Catechism in its chapter dedicated to this sacrament uses about twenty pages to elaborate on what it means by its fundamental appraisal: "The Eucharist is 'the source and summit of the Christian life.'"(1324)"

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Mar
24
2017

Centering Prayer and Ignatian Prayer: Part One - Basics

Posted by Jean Marc Laporte, SJ in Our Spirituality

Jean-Marc Laporte's January stay at the Desert House of Prayer near Tucson, Arizona, led him to write this three part blog on Centering Prayer. Today - Basics

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Mar
23
2017

A 2017 Lenten Bookshelf: A Second Look at a Six Fold Path: Part 4 - Dominican

Posted by Kevin Burns in Our Seasons

In this six-part series, Kevin Burns selects a book for each week of Lent. Each book speaks to one of the great traditions within Catholic culture. Each book also shows how its author struggles to apply that tradition. Six different approaches to the same journey through the desert of Lent to the Easter promise of resurrection. This week Timothy Radcliffe O.P. and the challenges of the Dominican path.

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Mar
22
2017

Finding Freedom Amidst Fear

Posted by Eric Immel, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"Daily, I pray these words: Take Lord, receive my liberty. Liberty – the state of being free, of doing what one pleases without facing oppression from authority. As an American, it strikes me as strange that I would pray to God to take and receive this liberty – the very thing that allows me to proclaim that I am free. " Reposted from The Jesuit Post.

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Mar
21
2017

Prayer

Posted by Greg Kennedy, SJ in Our Culture

in this Poetry Tuesday we seek help from God in in coming "to know the beauty of a word."

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Mar
20
2017

Praying For Christian Unity

Posted by Eric Jensen, SJ in Our Spirituality

"If there is such a thing today as the Ecumenical Movement, a movement for Christian Unity, we owe it, first of all to the Anglican and Protestant Churches among whom it began in the early twentieth century, a hundred years ago, out of which came the World Council Churches."

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Mar
19
2017

The Question of Why: The Third Sunday of Lent

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

"Lent is a period when this question of WHY should naturally lead to a deepening of our faith. Perhaps the apex of that faith is today's famous verse from Paul's Letter to the Romans: "God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit." "

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Mar
18
2017

What We Believe: Part 11 - How We Are Priests

Posted by Father Benign, SJ in Our Spirituality

"In 1992, Pope John Paul II authorized a new Catechism of the Catholic Church, a 700 page comprehensive explanation of the teachings of the Church. Since then , a smaller version for youth was published. This series will try to explain various teachings of the Catechism in a simple way that hopefully will be easily understood ."

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Mar
17
2017

Ecumenism Flowers in The Desert

Posted by Jean Marc Laporte, SJ in Our Spirituality

"During this January I was able to get the break I needed . . .I chose the Desert House of Prayer, a ministry of the Redemptorists in the U.S near Tucson. I got the rest I needed, learned a great deal about centering prayer – the topic of another blog – and left with new hope in this wintertime of ecumenism."

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Mar
16
2017

A 2017 Lenten Bookshelf: A Second Look at a Six Fold Path: Part 3 - Franciscan

Posted by Kevin Burns in Our Seasons

In this six-part series, Kevin Burns selects a book for each week of Lent. Each book speaks to one of the great traditions within Catholic culture. Each book also shows how its author struggles to apply that tradition. Six different approaches to the same journey through the desert of Lent to the Easter promise of resurrection. This week Dan P. Horan OFM explores the Franciscan path.

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