Monthly Archives: February 2013

Finding God in all Things

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Before I joined the Ignatian Volunteer Corps in August, the phrase “finding God in all things” was foreign to me. Even though I was raised Catholic, attended Catholic schools and taught Religious Education in my parish for many, many years, the belief that St. Ignatius held was not part of my spiritual framework. Now, as… Read more »

Dreams Are Made of Us

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 I. I was a substitute physical therapist, running an hour late for my appointment across town.  Due in at 8pm, I had gotten sidetracked by errands at home, only to look up at the clock as it flipped to 8:09.  After texting my patient that I’d be late, I became again distracted by finishing up… Read more »

Spiritual Exercises in Time of Transition

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“. . . we call spiritual exercises every way of preparing and disposing the soul to rid itself of all inordinate attachments and . . . of seeking and finding the will of God in the disposition of our life for the salvation of our soul.” Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises, #1. With all the… Read more »

Friendship with God

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This blog, by Fr. Bill Barry, SJ, is a reflection on the spiritual readings and guide being used this month by Ignatian volunteers in all regions across the country. In Praying the Truth: Deepening Your Friendship with God through Honest Prayer (Loyola Press, 2102) I take seriously that God wants our friendship and use what… Read more »

EMMANUEL

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He tells us Rwanda is scarred Perpetrators, victims Living side by side. Reconciliation spoken Unheard in broken hearts.   He tells us A victim living in pain among perpetrators Might forgive but not forget. A perpetrator living in shame among victims Might confess but not feel safe.   He tells us Existence means capacity to… Read more »