about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve a parish in music ministry.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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Category Archives: spirituality
Do any of you readers know Arthur C. Clarke’s short story “The Star”? A Jesuit priest is troubled by the discovery that the Star of Bethlehem was a supernova that destroyed a civilization. He asks his God: … there were so … Continue reading
I recommend the book The Ignatian Spirituality Reader. A friend loaned it to me last summer when I was on retreat and at Creighton studies. From it, here’s a brief summary of the six characteristics of Ignatian spirituality, courtesy of … Continue reading
Eric Immel has a nice post on temptation and the call to love here. It may seem that persons with spouse, children, house, and Oldsmobile have that progression all figured out. But behind the veneer of happy dinner gatherings, and … Continue reading
Many of you are familiar with the meditation on the Two Standards in the Spiritual Exercises. Spiritual directors, writers, and guides have used the reflection on soldiering under the banner of Jesus or the devil for centuries. Sometimes, it’s well-adapted … Continue reading
Pope Francis declared the first Jesuit priest a saint in 2013. Pierre Favre is one of my favorite Jesuits–another guy who eschewed argumentation and theological fervor in favor of accompaniment, listening, and authentic friendship. His companion Simon Rodrigues said of … Continue reading
Peter Canisius is one of the saints I admire. I especially appreciate his approach to people of his time who had gone over to Luther. Rome wanted a bit more rigor, but the Dutch Jesuit had a thing with honey … Continue reading
Our graduation and achievement driven culture might find this concept difficult and alien: continuous discernment. What does that mean? Elizabeth Reardon has a fine post at the Ignatian Spirituality site. Her conclusion resonated with me: I respond to God’s calling … Continue reading