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Advent Haiku

by Liz Kerwin, CSJ. Please slow down your pace Now notice all around you Wait, watch and welcome Advent calls us to wait expectantly for the one who brings peace, and also to recognize the presence of the One already here among us. At least it invites us to slow down...

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A Taste of Healing of Memories Workshop

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]by Sheila Laughton Twelve participants gathered at Loyola on a Saturday afternoon to delve into some of their most poignant memories to experience a “taste” of the residential 3-day Healing of Memories Workshop. While this group’s...

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How Do We Learn Awe?

by David Rothstein Thinking about my upcoming Nature Retreat, the question came to me: When did I first experience a sense of awe? Looking back, it wasn’t in my childhood; it was in my teen years, and that is woefully late to experience awe, I think. I remember a...

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St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Spirituality for Today

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Spirituality for Today Catherine Michaud, CSJ As a member of the Society of Jesus founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola and the first Jesuit Pope, Pope Francis has raised the world’s interest in the spirituality...

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Memorial Day Reflection

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] Memorial Day Reflection by Suzanne VanderWeyst This year, Memorial Day falls on the Monday after Pentecost Sunday. Recently, I sat for a few hours contemplating these two days of...

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In an Instant…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In an Instant... Sheila Laughton A single event can radically change our entire perspective—or not. We decide. I was working on this blog article late at night, intending to compare our relationship with God with knitting—just one...

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Why I Can’t Meditate

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] Why I Can’t Meditate David Rothstein People often struggle with meditation, feeling they just can’t do it. But why? Here are five things I’ve noticed in my practice. I believe...

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