Monthly Archives: December 2012

The New Year and the Magi

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There, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid… Read more »

Finding God in all things — even Landlords!!

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God is in all things whether we know it or not. The chapter we read in IVC this month from An Ignatian Spirituality Reader by George W. Traub, SJ helps us to know how to find God’s presence while we are working, living and functioning in the world, not removed to a monastery or separated… Read more »

From Tears to Context

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Why, in the middle of working a crossword or putting mustard on a hotdog, did I suddenly find tears welling up? This had been happening for over a week now, and I finally realized I’d better pay attention. The tears had started in the days after a retreat with homeless women. It had been inspiring… Read more »

Once a Day: Gratitude

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Some of us take at least one medication every day. Some have habits of coffee every morning, or exercise or quiet time; some have one radio or TV program that is as regular for them as getting a night’s sleep. Whether we take a vitamin, drink a beverage, or engage in an activity once each… Read more »

Reflecting on the Presence of God in our Lives

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During our October 2012 monthly meeting of IVC volunteers at the Washington Jesuit Academy, Ginny, our wonderful facilitator, asked us: What is your favorite prayer? We went around the large table in our meeting room quickly and everyone mentioned one or two prayers, without further elaboration. A great variety of prayers were mentioned.  On impulse,… Read more »