Category Archives: spirituality

Noticing

I do recommend Charles’ post on Robin Williams–there’s not too much Bill O’Reilly–really. I like the reflections there. I haven’t read too many others. The young miss, I think I mentioned, broke the news to me, and commented on how … Continue reading

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Bishops On Retreat

The farthest I’ve ever traveled to go on retreat was about 2,000 miles. For the Spiritual Life Institute, it was either there or Nova Scotia, about a thousand miles in another direction. Every other time, it’s within a day’s drive … Continue reading

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Shift To Beatitudes

Hey! That Pope Francis snitched my idea! Truth be told, he just expanded on it. dotCommonweal’s David Cloutier reflected on it a but more deeply: While this teaching is likely to get far less press that his statements on hot-button … Continue reading

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Ignatius of Loyola, Writing Mentor

Regarding Ignatius’ letter to Pierre Favre, this is the last attempt to link what he told other Jesuits about writing and what we might deduce he would say about blogging. Get better at it, and love it: I exhort you, … Continue reading

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Ignatius of Loyola: Some Blogging Advice

As I mentioned yesterday, I stumbled across Ignatius’ letter to Pierre Favre, and it struck me for the lessons it contained for bloggers and blogging. In telling why he wrote so many letters, Ignatius wrote: It helps keep me from making … Continue reading

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Would Ignatius of Loyola Have Blogged?

Ignatian websites all over have finished celebrating their month, culminating in  Thursday’s feast day. While my internet Ignatian-oriented friends are recovering and resting, maybe I can pick up some small slack. Ignatius geeks know the man was a ceaseless writer. Some … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Creativity IV: Dialogue

In his Saturday meeting last weekend with priests from the diocese of Caserta, Pope Francis spoke of creativity. He rambled a bit, but his final destination brought us to a reflection on dialogue, and rested again on creativity. In the contemporary … Continue reading

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