Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Second Fifty

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Fr. Leo Kline, SJ is the visionary behind the Second Fifty Program: Spiritual Dimensions of Later Life Issues.  Fr. Leo credits his inspiration, in part, to exposure to the Hindu view of the Journey of Life.  Teaching Theology 101 to incoming freshmen at Xavier University, he included Huston Smith’s The World Religions as a text,… Read more »

God’s Jurisdiction

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This piece, by Ignatian Volunteer Julie Dodd, is a reflection on the spiritual readings and guide being used by IVC volunteers across the country. Her beautiful, joyous smile caught my eye and I knew she had to belong to one of the families partnering with Habitat for Humanity Omaha’s Builder’s Blitz, an ambitious project to… Read more »

Marie

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Most of my ESL students at Cabrini Immigrant Services are Chinese, but every year I seem to have one from somewhere else in the world: Bangladesh, Mexico, Thailand, Ukraine, Brazil, Guatemala.  This fall it was a woman from Haiti, whom I’ll call Marie, to protect her privacy.  There are two parts to her story. Part… Read more »

Where Are You? Where Am I?

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Where are you—Oh, where are you when I stop by? Curled in your bed or slouched in your chair—so tiny and fragile, I’m afraid you might break.  Mouth often open and yet you don’t speak—or chatter, not stopping, but what does it mean?  Your eyes, they gaze widely but seem only to see those people… Read more »