Monthly Archives: November 2016

Gratitude and Heaven’s Waiting Room

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by Linda Wihl St. Ignatius believed ingratitude to be “the cause, beginning, and origin of all evils and sins.” Thanksgiving is all about gratitude and thus the antithesis of evil. I love e. e. cummings. I often contrast his thoughts, “i thank thee God for most this amazing day the leaping greenly spirits of tree… Read more »


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This blog post from Fr. William Barry, SJ, is a reflection on Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, written by Bryan Stevenson.  Ignatian Volunteers across the country are reading and reflecting in community on this book this year.  This piece is written on Chapter Four: That Old Rugged Cross and Chapter Five: Of… Read more »

Lord, Take Me Where I’m Most Needed Today

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This blog post from Ignatian Volunteer Marta Sayeed was originally published in IVC Chicago’s Footprints blog.   For several years, I have volunteered as a chaplain assistant at Stroger (formerly Cook County) Hospital. Earlier this year, it took me longer to decide if I was going to go back to the same volunteer assignment. I went… Read more »