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
10
2017

I Only Wrote One Prayer

Posted by Dr. Michael Bautista in Our Spirituality

""Humility is just about acknowledging that you don't succeed on your own. You realize you may not be able to do it all, but also you don't ever put yourself down. You are precious to your family, and you are precious to God. You have a contribution no one else can make."

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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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Jan
8
2017

“Singing and Making Melody to the Lord with Your Heart " (Eph 5:19)

Posted by Dr. Michael Bautista in Our Spirituality

"I also share with my students that for me, music is a path away from the stress of the day, for if you're focused on getting the notes just right, you can't be thinking of anything else. Everyone needs to find something like that."

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Sep
21
2016

Creation and The Scientist Meet On Exploits Islands, Newfoundland

Posted by Dr. Michael Bautista in Our Spirituality

"Genesis vs. evolution epitomizes the debate of science vs. religion. Is there a need for the debate? Are these two incompatible? Is it possible to be a scientist and a Christian? Is this an oxymoron?"

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Jun
10
2016

The Children, The Two Standards and The Force Awakens (Part 2)

Posted by Dr. Michael Bautista in Our Daily Lives

In the second of a two part series, Mike Bautista tells how he uses the Ignatian notion of The Two Standards with his grades 4,5, and 6 Sunday school sessions at St. Pius X in St. John's.

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Jun
9
2016

The Children, The Two Standards and The Force Awakens (Part 1)

Posted by Dr. Michael Bautista in Our Daily Lives

In the first of a two part series, Mike Bautista says: "I am writing to seek comment, perhaps to enlighten, but at the very least share some of the joy I experience working with grades 4,5, and 6 during Sunday school at St. Pius X in St. John's. "

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Oct
15
2015

The Parable of the Dancer

Posted by Dr. Michael Bautista in Our Spirituality

The dictionary defines a parable as "a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson." In today's posting, Mike Bautista gives us a Canadian parable for today about money and power.

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Aug
13
2015

My (insert name of city here) . . . . (13)

Posted by Dr. Michael Bautista in Our Daily Lives

For over 400 years, Jesuits and their colleagues have had a presence in Canada. Today they work coast to coast - from Vancouver to St.John's. In this series igNation invites you to join us as we travel across Canada stopping at cities where there are Jesuit apostolates to read personal reflections about the city and the work being done there. Today we finish our journey with a visit to St. John's, Newfoundland.

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