Our Seasons

Apr
30
2017

"Were not our hearts burning within" - Third Sunday of Easter

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

"The invitation to spiritual conversation is an invitation to reflect on where the Spirit is moving within us. "

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Apr
23
2017

"Peace be with you." - 2nd Sunday of Easter

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

"I can't imagine a person who can proudly boast, "I have enough peace." Whether we look at our own lives or the state of the world, we are easily aware of areas with an absence of peace."

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Apr
16
2017

This Changes Everything - Easter Sunday 2017

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

"What changes everything? A spiritual and theological view would see the "things" that change everything as moments such as the Incarnation and the Resurrection. "

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Apr
15
2017

Lament - An Easter Vigil Hymn

Posted by Robert Czerny in Our Seasons

Bob Czerny has composed a hymn that offers a very human perspective on the anguish of those who were closest to Jesus after the Crucifixion.

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Apr
14
2017

Good Friday 2017 - Jesus: "the passive object of an active verb".

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

"I was a member of the team at Loyola House, our Jesuit spirituality centre in Guelph, Ontario, in the 1990s. On most Good Fridays we acted out a mime version of the events of the Pascal Triduum for the retreatants. A member of the team who had studied theology in California brought the production back. I'm not usually drawn to such things, but this was really striking in its beauty and simplicity. Several of us were involved, playing the major actors of the Gospel events from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday."

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Apr
13
2017

Holy Thursday 2017 - The Washing of Feet: “as I have done to you …”

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

"Several years ago, I walked the famous Camino de Santiago de Compostela across the north of Spain. After a full day of being confined by hiking boots and having tired feet, I got into the habit of soaking and massaging my feet most evenings. That was practical, even necessary, if my feet were going to take me over the next day's route."

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Apr
9
2017

The Great Doorway: The Fifth Sunday of Lent 2017

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

"A doorway leading to Holy Week is an invitation to mysteries both familiar and unknown. . . .But the events of suffering, death, and resurrection are experienced in ever-new ways. Let's find our own path through the mysteries of this sacred Week. "

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Apr
7
2017

A 2017 Lenten Bookshelf: A Second Look at a Six Fold Path: Part 6 - Jesuit

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 integrates that tradition. Six different approaches to the same journey through the desert of Lent to the Easter promise of resurrection. In this sixth and final week, we follow Monty Williams S.J. on the Ignatian path – wherever opportunity allows.

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Apr
2
2017

The Promise of Spring: The Fifth Sunday of Lent 2017

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

"The Resurrection grace of Easter will be revealed to us when we are most in need. In the meantime, that early bud or bird arrives as a harbinger of greater things to come."

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Mar
30
2017

A 2017 Lenten Bookshelf: A Second Look at a Six Fold Path: Part 5 - Carmelite

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 Edith Stein O. C. D. (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) on the Carmelite path.

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