Monthly Archives: April 2016

Living Mercy at St. Francis House in the Jubilee Year of Mercy

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by Jim Tracy This blog is a presentation given by Ignatian Volunteer Jim Tracy at IVC New England’s Event, “Living Mercy in the Jubilee Year of Mercy”.  St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in Boston.  How it “lives mercy” includes: Providing over 600 meals/day; 365 days a year Providing clothing, medical care, mental… Read more »

“A Way to Discern God’s Will,” “Working with Others”

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This blog post from Fr. 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 In “A Way to Discern God’s Will” Dave Fleming notes how surprising–and risky–it can seem to trust our feelings as Ignatius seems… Read more »

What’s it All About?

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by Si Smith, SJ             Here’s a little challenge: ask any ten friends to describe in detail what happened on the first Easter Sunday. You’ll likely get ten different answers. In addition, it seems everyone has their own personal interpretation of what it all means. Love?  Peace?  Justice?  Victory?  Life?  The meanings are endless. That… Read more »

Voluntary

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by Fr. Randy Roche, SJ Though we make rules or guidelines that support the ways we express our love, it is always voluntary. We cannot be coerced to love, no matter how many obligations and responsibilities we take on as manifestations of our love. Loving is the most valuable and the only aspect of our… Read more »