Our Spirituality

Jun
24
2017

What We Believe: Part 24 - Resurrection of The Body

Posted by Father Benign, SJ in Our Spirituality

"the Catechism has a summary statement that should leave no doubt that it really means that our bodies will be raised, and in a glorified state, be reunited with our spiritual component and as at present to form a unit."

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Jun
23
2017

Best Retreat Ever, Part One

Posted by Paul Robson, SJ in Our Spirituality

"As a novice I made a thirty-day retreat, along with my novice mates. That thirty-day experience of the Spiritual Exercises was certainly a memorable, important time for me. But the retreat that often comes to my mind was a relatively short, three-day retreat, which I made in Guelph in the summer of 2009."

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Jun
18
2017

The Beatitudes

Posted by Eric Jensen, SJ in Our Spirituality

Tthe Beatitudes put suffering in a whole new light.The Beatitudes also put Jesus in a whole new light: they can be read as a self-portrait of Jesus. "

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Jun
17
2017

What We Believe: Part 23 - Forgiveness of Sins

Posted by Father Benign, SJ in Our Spirituality

" We cannot put too much emphasis on the need for forgiveness of sins. Jesus, Himself, often stated that the sins of the individual He had just cured were forgiven and the person should not sin again."

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Jun
10
2017

What We Believe: Part 22 - Communion of Saints

Posted by Father Benign, SJ in Our Spirituality

In today's blog, Fr. Benign SJ, looks at the phrase "The Communion of Saints." in the Apostles' Creed.

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Jun
9
2017

Reconciliation

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Spirituality

"Reconciliation. It is an essential ingredient to being a child of God/brother of Jesus– forgiving and accepting forgiveness. To love allows us to be vulnerable to hurt but also open to healing."

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Jun
3
2017

What We Believe: Part 21 - The Catholic Church

Posted by Father Benign, SJ in Our Spirituality

" Long ago, St. Justin was perhaps the first to explain what we believe as members of the Church. "Just as God's will is creation and is called 'the world,' so his intention is the salvation of men, and it is called 'the Church.'" "

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May
27
2017

What We Believe: Part 20 - The Holy Spirit

Posted by Father Benign, SJ and Father Benign, SJ in Our Spirituality

" It is good to review what we are to believe about the Holy Spirit. "To believe in the Holy Spirit is to profess that the Holy Spirit is one of the persons of the Holy Trinity, consubstantial with the Father and the Son:'with the Son he is worshipped and glorified'"

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May
20
2017

What We Believe: Part 19 - Holy Orders

Posted by Father Benign, SJ in Our Spirituality

" Holy Orders is to continue the mission entrusted to the apostles by Christ until the end of time. Bishops, priests and deacons exercise this apostolic ministry that furthers the growth of the Church."

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May
13
2017

What We Believe: Part 18 - More About Marriage

Posted by Father Benign, SJ in Our Spirituality

" It is very important that the spouses realize and intend to fulfill the contract they make with each other to give oneself completely and always. "

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