Monthly Archives: February 2017


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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 Chapters Ten “Mitigation” and Chapter Eleven “I’ll Fly Away”.  … Read more »

How My Experience at the Father McKenna Center Changed Me

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by Dolores Royston, Ignatian Volunteer, Washington DC Several years ago a friend gave me a copy of The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything, by Father James Martin, SJ —and it changed me. I realized that I was missing a way to share with others, my deep faith in the presence and goodness of God in… Read more »

A Perfect Birthday Gift

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by Tony Albrecht The Phone rings …Not another Vendor! I say Good news, It’s my oldest son. “Hey Dad,” he says “where do you want to celebrate your birthday this year?” Filled with good will at this unexpected question I start to say “Here in Bethesda it’s closer for you,” but out of nowhere my… Read more »