Monthly Archives: May 2020

Shelter Me – Fr. Michael Joncas

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The following is an excerpt from The Catholic Spirit, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.  The full article can be found here. Father Michael Joncas, a prolific liturgical composer whose best-known hymns include “On Eagles’ Wings,” said he woke up in the middle of the night March 25 with a “nagging idea.” He had been praying about… Read more »

In the Upper Room of our Quarantine – Christine Eberle

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In the Upper Room of Our Quarantine My heart goes out to the people in that upper room in the first chapter of Acts. Once upon a time, they had been capable fishermen, efficient tax collectors, competent homemakers, and women of means.  After meeting Jesus and being swept into his company, they’d had a crash… Read more »

Ignatian Spirituality in the Time of Pandemic – Fr. James Martin, SJ

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James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, member of IVC’s National Advisory Council, editor at large of America, consultor to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communication and the author of many books including Jesus: A Pilgrimage, The Jesuit Guide and, most recently, Building a Bridge.  He is a frequent commentator in the national and international media and… Read more »

Solace in a Time of Isolation – Janet Ruffing RSM

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Solace in a Time of Isolation The Poet David Whyte writes: “Solace is not an evasion, nor a cure for our suffering, nor a made-up state of mind.  Solace is a direct seeing and participation; a celebration of the beautiful coming and going, appearance and disappearance of which we have always been a part. Solace… Read more »

Now What? – Noreen Manzo

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“Now what?” That’s the question I posed rather uneasily to myself in mid-March when the Coronavirus interrupted our lives.  My husband and I had access to a modest family home in Connecticut with a magnificent view of Long Island Sound, so we decided to pack up and go, planning for what we imagined would be… Read more »

Come, Holy Spirit! – Dan Schutte

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Dan Schutte welcomes you to IVC’s Pentecost Reflection Series.   Dan Schutte is one of the best-known and most influential composers of Catholic music for liturgy in the English-speaking world. In addition to his Jesuit formation, Dan holds two master’s degrees, one in theology and one in liturgy, from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley,… Read more »