What’s New?

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by Fr. Randy Roche, SJ New Year’s celebrations vary according to local customs throughout the world, seemingly in hopes that all will be well, or that things will be better than in the previous year. But hope does not depend upon customs and traditions as somehow bringing about good health, prosperity, peace or any other… Read more »

Thoughtful, Prayerful Service

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by Roberta “Robbie” Sabin This blog post is a presentation made by Ignatian Volunteer Robbie Sabin at IVC Baltimore’s Advent Evening of Joyful Anticipation, which we asked her to share with our national IVC community. Good evening, my name is Robbie Sabin.  I am an Ignatian Volunteer in my second year of service.  This year I… Read more »

December

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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 Six “Surely Doomed,” Chapter Seven “Justice Denied.”   From… Read more »

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 »

November

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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 »

October

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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 Two: Stand and Chapter Three: Trials and Tribulations  … Read more »

I Find God in All Things These Days

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by Sandy Yates Ignatian Spirituality came to me by way of the IVC.  I was mired in the depths of a deep and dark depression.  My 27 year old son had died three years previously and I was stuck in a prolonged period of grief.  Having retired from a twenty-eight year career in nursing, I… Read more »

September

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This blog post from Fr. William Barry, SJ, is a reflection on Just Mercy, 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 the Introduction and Chapter 1 of the book. I have been asked to write a blog… Read more »

Judge

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by Fr. Randy Roche, SJ The judges in many of the Olympic Games were required to observe precise specific behavior of athletes in the various competitions, and then quickly decide upon an appropriate quantitative score of the action they had just watched. We expect professional judges to be highly specialized and skilled observers who base… Read more »