Jun
1
2016

Invisible People in Our Midst

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Spirituality

"There are invisible people in the city where I live. There are also many invisible people in your town or city. No, they are not hidden by Harry Potter's invisibility cloak! Their physical appearance means that most of us who pass by tend to avert our eyes and basically ignore them, or even treat them as less than human."

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May
31
2016

Prayer

Posted by Greg Kennedy, SJ in Our Culture

There can be many different meanings to the verb "tap" as we see reflected in this poem/prayer.

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May
30
2016

Our Lady of Mercy – The New Holy Door at Martyrs' Shrine

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Spirituality

"The most prominent Holy Door is at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Not all of us can make a pilgrimage to Rome. Thus, there are many sites of pilgrimage throughout the world. The Archdiocese of Toronto has nine Holy Doors. Eight opened on 13 December 2015. The final one opened at the Martyrs' Shrine in Midland, Ontario on Saturday 07 May 2016. It was on that day that the Shrine opened for the 2016 season."

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May
29
2016

When Breath Becomes Air – An Appreciation

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Culture

"Paul Kalanithi is in the final year of his residency as an exceedingly successful neurosurgeon. His program director at Stanford had told him, "Paul, I think you'll be the number one candidate for any job [for which] you apply." He had reached the pinnacle of residency. And then the bottom fell out from under him."

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May
28
2016

A Guide to Reading The Bible #16 - The Book of Revelation

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

Once known as The Apocalypse, the Book of Revelation follows in the tradition of similar revelation books in Jewish writings.

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May
27
2016

Conversations with God

Posted by Raj Vijayakumar, SJ in Our Spirituality

Today's post looks at the connection between our conversations with God and our conversations with our friends.

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May
26
2016

10 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections in The Digital Age.

Posted by Michael Rossmann, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"Smartphones are supposedly ruining our lives and making us incapable of having real conversations. But phones, like other modern means of communication, are tools. We can surely misuse them, but we can also use them to create meaningful connection." Reprinted from The Jesuit Post.

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May
25
2016

House Mass: The Mystery in the Mundane

Posted by Brendan Busse, SJ in Our Spirituality

Does where Mass is celebrated - a large church or a small chapel - have an impact on us? Today's post was originally published in The Jesuit Post.

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May
24
2016

John 4: 43-54

Posted by Greg Kennedy, SJ in Our Culture

What went on in the mind of the royal official as he traveled to Galilee to ask Jesus to heal his dying son? Today's poem looks at the hope that this man's faith accompanied him on the journey.

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May
23
2016

Five Steps to Learning a Language (Like a Jesuit)

Posted by Bryan Strassburger, SJ in Our Daily Lives

Learning a language is hard. But Jesuit Brian Strassburger offers five steps to learning a language - Jesuit style. This article is reposted from the jesuit Post.

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