My Kids by Rich Pozdol

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Father “Bo” T.M.  Lyons, spiritual director extraordinaire, and I were having dinner at Siam, my favorite Thai restaurant. We were having chicken pad thai, one of my favorite Thai dishes, and were talking about the violence that is part of everyday life in our city. I told Father “Bo” that tragically one of  Saint Margaret… Read more »

Gethsemani Abbey by Rich Pozdol

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A number of years ago, I had the opportunity to make a retreat at Gethsemani Abbey. Gethsemani Abbey is a Trappist monastery located just outside of Bardstown, Kentucky, where 60 plus monks sing the praises of God and pray for all of humanity seven times a day. They have been doing it there since the… Read more »

Another Simon by Rich Pozdol

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I was having dinner with Father “Bo” T.M. Lyons, spiritual director extraordinaire. We were eating at Velois, a cafeteria from another era that President Obama frequented when he lived in Hyde Park. Velois serves what I would call comfort food. It is the kind of food my mom used to make. We were both having… Read more »

Another Simon by Rich Pozdol

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I was having dinner with Father “Bo” T.M. Lyons, spiritual director extraordinaire. We were eating at Velois, a cafeteria from another era that President Obama frequented when he lived in Hyde Park. Velois serves what I would call comfort food. It is the kind of food my mom used to make. We were both having… Read more »

A LUMINOUS PAUSE by Rich Pozdol

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Father “Bo” T.M. Lyons, spiritual director extraordinaire, and I were waiting for our barbecue rib dinner at the Patio. The Patio  is a hybrid between a fast food restaurant and a sit down restaurant. You order and pay for your dinner and are given a number. The number is placed  in a holder on the… Read more »

The Swimming Pool Service by Rich Pozdol

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Several years ago I accompanied my pastor and a priest classmate of his on a pilgrimage to the Ignatian sites in Spain. We also crossed the boarder into France to visit Lourdes. Lourdes is one of those places where you get a feeling of the universal church. It is a place where people come from… Read more »

“That Is Good”  

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Welcome to the first IVC Footprints reflection of the 2016-17 year. Today’s blog is by Ignatian volunteer Rich Pozdol. ————– IN MEMORIAM This spring, I received a call from the hospice volunteer coordinator asking if I would be willing to visit with a young man in their pediatric division. Daniel Job was an 18-year old… Read more »

Lessons from the Holocaust

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Today’s blog is by IVC member Rich Pozdol. This will be our last blog posting until the IVC Chicago program resumes again in the fall. Many thanks for following our blog this year. Rich’s post is certainly a great transition to our theme next year, which will be Social Justice.  Blessings for a wonderful summer! ——— This… Read more »

The Gift of Friendship

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Today’s blog is a scripture reflection by IVC member Maureen Kennedy Barney. Maureen is a first-year volunteer who serves with the Trinity Volunteer Corps. ———— In Acts 18:9-18, we hear one of the most beautiful details from all of the Acts of the Apostles: Paul sailed for Syria, “together” with Priscilla and Aquila (Acts 18:18)…And… Read more »

Spiritual Life University

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Today’s blog is written by IVC member Bob Castagna, who serves at Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School in Chicago.  ————- This year marks 50 years of my association with the Jesuits: beginning at Fordham as an undergraduate, with the most memorable senior year Ethics course taught by William Richardson, S.J., through my current experience in the Ignatian Volunteer Corps where… Read more »