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
16
2017

Corpus Christi

Posted by Eric Jensen, SJ in Our Seasons

Using as a starting point the quote: "In Baptism Eucharist is begun; in Eucharist Baptism is sustained.", Eric Jensen, SJ looks at the celebration of this feast in our faith lives today.

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May
8
2017

"Canada 150 & Me" - Expo 67

Posted by Eric Jensen, SJ in Our Daily Lives

For the "Canada 150 & Me" series, igNation asked writers what being Canadian means to them. Today's response looks at Expo 67 which was created to mark Canada's 100th birthday.

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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
1
2017

Giving Up For Lent

Posted by Eric Jensen, SJ in Our Seasons

On this Ash Wednesday we are asked that nagging question - what are we giving up for Lent?

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Jan
22
2017

What is Humility?

Posted by Eric Jensen, SJ in Our Spirituality

"The Gospel for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Luke 14:1, 7-14) speaks about giving a banquet. The Eucharist is our banquet, the sacred meal that foreshadows the great Messianic Banquet when all the nations will be gathered around Christ the Lord. This gospel passage seems to be about humility, which is why the first reading was chosen (Sirach 3:17-20, 28-29). But is it really about humility? "

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Dec
26
2016

Christmas 2016 - Literature and Liturgy

Posted by Eric Jensen, SJ in Our Seasons

The Christmas story makes not just great literature but powerful Liturgy. Great literature helps us relive the past, but liturgy makes the past present, here and now, in Mystery / Sacrament / Body of Christ.

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Dec
7
2016

Matthew’s Gospel and Advent

Posted by Eric Jensen, SJ in Our Seasons

"The first gospel is simply doing what the fourth gospel will do later, harkening back to the beginning: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

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Nov
28
2016

Who By Fire?

Posted by Eric Jensen, SJ in Our Spirituality

Prophecies in the Book of Malachi can be read as meant for our own times, which appear more and more apocalyptic, if not messianic.

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Oct
28
2016

Reformation 2016

Posted by Eric Jensen, SJ in Our Spirituality

This October marks the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. A year long celebration begins on October 30.

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