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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
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
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
15
2017

Relieving Suffering, Not Euthanasia, Appropriate for End of Life

Posted by Most Rev. Terrence Prendergast, SJ in Our Spirituality

"Christian chaplains in palliative care tell of the beauty and dignity in the unhastened passing of a soul. There are family reconciliations, deep expressions of love, and, yes, conversions to Christ. These experiences cannot compare with the distressing, guilt-inducing taking of a life that is euthanasia."

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Mar
11
2017

What We Believe: Part 10 - Confirmation

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
10
2017

Worshipping God

Posted by Dr. Michael Bautista in Our Spirituality

Michael Bautista told his prayer group about one way he showed his Sunday School students how to worship God.

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Mar
4
2017

What We Believe: Part 9 - Offering and Ministry Functions of Priesthood

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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Feb
25
2017

What We Believe: Part 8 - Initiation into The Incredible

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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Feb
21
2017

Xavier on Sancian

Posted by Johnston Smith in Our Spirituality

Today's Poetry Tuesday imagines the last thoughts of St. Francis Xavier.as he lay dying.

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