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Indifference and Desire

Indifference is not the same as apathy. Not at all. Section 23 of the Spiritual Exercises on the Principle and Foundation: (O)ne must use other created things in so far as they help towards one’s end, and free oneself from … Continue reading

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Hope and the Examen

As you read this, I will be motoring through Iowa and South Dakota today. But thanks to the technology offered by WordPress, I write this several days ago as part of my observance of a month of Ignatian spirituality, in … Continue reading

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Pedro Arrupe In Japan

I read a brief biography of Pedro Arrupe in Ronald Modras’ book Ignatian Humanism (reviewed here). His experiences in 1940’s Japan have always moved me when I’ve read, re-read, or pondered them. Father Arrupe was arrested under suspicion of espionage … Continue reading

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You Have Given, O God …

While sorting through things on the parish computer, I found a responsorial prayer I wrote last summer for one of my classes at Creighton. I like the blending of different Scripture passages and after beginning with an idea suggested by … Continue reading

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Let Our Passing Be …

An overlooked song from the St Louis Jesuit catalogue: “May We Praise You.” Even when I was younger, I loved the line from verse two: And when life is done, let our passing be like a birth into light of … Continue reading

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The Heart of Jesus

I noted Sean Salai’s interview of James Kubicki, who heads the Apostleship of Prayer ministry of the Jesuits. In his discussion of the importance of encountering Jesus through his heart, I was drawn to a recollection of an experience from … Continue reading

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A Hole in a Flute

A friend shared this quote from the Sufi poet Hafez: I am a hole in a flute that the Christ’s breath moves through listen to this music. I am not a flute player. But the metaphor here for discipleship is … Continue reading

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