Monthly Archives: March 2013

Shared Aching

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When Israel has a headache, God has a headache. That’s how Maureena Fritz (God’s Surprising Presence) elaborates on Jewish midrashic understanding of the burning bush. The lowly, ragged, dusty bush that doesn’t even have a name symbolizes Israel, and the all-enveloping fire symbolizes God’s presence. Moses saw God peering out at him from that burning… Read more »

On Mulling

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This blog, by Fr. Si Smith, SJ, is a reflection on the spiritual readings and guide being used this month by Ignatian volunteers in all regions across the country. So there it is: a Jesuit Pope! A pope who shares with each Ignatian volunteer the same roots in the Spiritual Exercises. That’s pretty extraordinary, when… Read more »

Give Up

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When children wrestle, and one gains a hold on the other, the question might be asked, “Do you give up?” The one being held has to decide whether or not to continue struggling. During Lent, some people choose to “give up” something, in the sense of refraining from a practice, such as constant use of… Read more »

The Fruit of Our Lent

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This week’s gospel of the fig tree which bears no fruit but is spared another year invites us to take a moment to reflect at the midpoint of our Lenten journey. How is our Lent bearing fruit? Perhaps this Lent isn’t turning out how we hoped it would: we haven’t devoted the time for prayer… Read more »