Monthly Archives: December 2015

God Communicates in Many Ways

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by William A. Barry, SJ This blog post from William Barry, SJ, is a reflection on David Fleming’s Book, “What is Ignatian Spirituality”, which Ignatian Volunteers are using for spiritual reflection in many regions this service year. Click for printable view God is always communicating with us. For one thing, God’s one act not only creates a universe, but… Read more »

God’s Gift

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Click for Printable View “Who do you think you are, God’s gift to the universe?” Dripping with sarcasm and meant to be an ego deflator, that phrase can cut to the core. But consider Mary who humbly questioned “how could this be?” yet responded “let it be done to me according to your will”. She recognized she was God’s… Read more »

Doubling our Thanks

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By Fr. Randy Roche, SJ Click for Printable View As an interesting variation on “counting our blessings,” we can call to mind how much we receive whenever we give thanks to others. We gain a particular blessing for ourselves by expressing gratitude and by acknowledging the gifts, graces and kindnesses that have been given to us. An exercise of… Read more »

Christmas Gifts

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by Si Smith, SJ Click for printable view There once was a time when we didn’t start Christmas Season until after Thanksgiving. Nowadays commercialism has us gearing up for Santa already after Hallowe’en. If we reflect on how our mental images have been altered over the years, we can see how easily we’ve been drawn away from the original… Read more »