Monthly Archives: February 2016

“A Way to Clarify Your Values”

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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. The meditation on the Two Standards in the Spiritual Exercises asks us to reflect on two different value systems, that of Lucifer and… Read more »

 “It’s Snack Time!”

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By Linda Wihl Click for Printable View. I end each tutoring session by yelling, “It’s snack time!” And, if allowed by their tutors children come running to the circle to get a snack. It’s a reward for good work—we operate on the “Little Red Hen” principle: do the work earn a snack, don’t no snack. So I get that… Read more »

Gift of Tears

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by Fr. Randy Roche, SJ Click for Printable View Anyone not familiar with the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola might think that “gift” and “tears” do not belong together. Usually, we do not want people to see such an obvious sign of feelings on our faces, even if joy rather than sadness is the cause. If tears… Read more »

The Meaning of Friendship

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This blog post, by Volunteer Pat McCourt, originally appeared on the IVC Chicago Footprints blog. Click for printable view My friend, Kevin, describes himself as a “70-year-old hippie bachelor.”  He retired on disability about ten years ago and has lived in his parents’ Rogers Park condominium since they passed away.  He lives very simply with few possessions that he has purchased. Almost everything in… Read more »