Our Spirituality

May
12
2017

The Centennial of Our Lady of Fatima 1917 – 2017

Posted by Joan Levy Earle in Our Spirituality

A reflection on the 100th anniversary of the first appearance by Our Lady in Fatima.

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May
7
2017

When Breath Becomes Air

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Spirituality

A clear indication that I have read a work that I think has significance for understanding the human situation is that I want to recommend it to everyone I know. This is the case with Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air.

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May
6
2017

What We Believe: Part 17 - Union of Minds and Hearts.

Posted by Father Benign, SJ in Our Spirituality

"This marriage contract or covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament. . . . As a sacrament, the spouses receive special graces for the living of their marriage contract."

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May
3
2017

Sins of The Past and Hope for The Future

Posted by Danny Gustafson, SJ in Our Spirituality

Reprinted from The Jesuit Post. In April, Georgetown - the Jesuit University - held a Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope, together with the descendants of slaves once owned and sold by Jesuits. They remembered the sins of the past, expressed contrition for their impact in the present, and prayed in hope that the wounded and resurrected Christ would help them build a better future.

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Apr
29
2017

What We Believe: Part 16 - Some Fundamentals about Marriage.

Posted by Father Benign, SJ in Our Spirituality

"This preliminary reflection on the place of love in our lives is the foundation for our consideration on the institution of marriage. God created humans as a pair with man and woman to form a union of love as an image of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves humans. "

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Apr
22
2017

What We Believe: Part 15 - Anointing of the Sick

Posted by Father Benign, SJ in Our Spirituality

"The Sacrament also can alleviate some of the other effects of the sickness like discouragement and depression of spirit. And, of course, there is the forgiveness of sins as in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. "

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Apr
21
2017

#Examen: Clicking, Liking, and Posting for the Greater Glory.

Posted by Ken Homan, SJ and Colten Biro, SJ in Our Spirituality

"The Examen is a helpful tool for evaluating my engagement with social media. Praying more closely with the way I read, the way I respond, and the way I engage the discussion will offer some guidance. Perhaps, I can work towards growing closer to others, to being more myself, and to moving more towards God." Reposted from The Jesuit Post.

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Apr
20
2017

A Kairos Moment

Posted by Dr. Michael Bautista in Our Spirituality

"Have we reached a kairos moment? With one choice being so public, so clear and so attractive, are we being called to articulate the other? Is this the "opportune moment" and how do we act upon it?"

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Apr
19
2017

Moments in Time

Posted by Viola Athaide in Our Spirituality

"It was supposed to be a brief escape from the January blast of a Canadian winter. However, Cartagena, Colombia offered me more than what I had anticipated."

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Apr
17
2017

5 Steps to Discover Your Calling

Posted by Brendan Busse, SJ in Our Spirituality

"The month of November is, among other things, a month dedicated to the promotion of Jesuit vocations. While I'm glad we have a month to encourage interested and available young men to consider our way of life, it's also worth remembering that vocation – being called – is for everyone." Reposted from The Jesuit Post.

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