Apr
5
2017

Centering Prayer and Ignatian Prayer: Part Three: Techniques and Approaches

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 this three part blog on Centering Prayer. Today - Techniques and Approaches

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Mar
31
2017

Centering Prayer and Ignatian Prayer: Part Two - Controversies

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 - Contraversies.

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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
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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Nov
7
2016

Back to my Jesuit Beginnings: Second Childhood?

Posted by Jean Marc Laporte, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"As I look back on my life as a Jesuit I appreciate its deep continuities and underlying themes. Still there have been some unexpected moments, for example my most recent assignment as socius to the Novice Director. This blog is part of my reflection on how this fits into the unfolding of my Jesuit life under God's providence."

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Jul
20
2016

Dismantling A Library: Who Would Have Thought?

Posted by Jean Marc Laporte, SJ in Our Daily Lives

Among the many things that had to be dealt with when the Jesuits left their Halifax ministry after 76 years was what to do with the extensive library.

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Apr
14
2016

Our Lady of Smooth Landings, pray for us.

Posted by Jean Marc Laporte, SJ in Our Daily Lives

In June, 2016 - after 76 years of ministry - the Jesuits will leave Halifax. Jean-Marc Laporte, Sj - one of the two Jesuits in Halifax - writes of what this will mean to the city and to the works of the Jesuits.

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Jan
13
2016

Our Wandering Minds and Prayer (2).

Posted by Jean Marc Laporte, SJ in Our Spirituality

This is the second of a two part posting which examines the movement from our minds wandering to our minds lost in contemplation, and from contemplation to compassion for the world, and that brings us back to our minds stretched in many directions.

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Jan
6
2016

Our Wandering Minds and Prayer (1).

Posted by Jean Marc Laporte, SJ in Our Spirituality

This is the first of a two part posting examining a movement which often occurs in our spiritual life, the movement from our minds wandering to our minds focused in meditation, and from meditation to our minds lost in contemplation, and from contemplation to compassion for the world..

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Aug
6
2015

My (insert name of city here) is ..... (12)

Posted by Jean Marc Laporte, SJ 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 stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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