Melissa Borgmann-Kiemde

Contemplating Ignatian Lament

Contemplating Ignatian Lament

As you consider the life of St. Ignatius, and weigh your own spiritual circumstances today, how does lament play a part in your practices? What crises of individual and collective nature call you to enter into Ignatian contemplation, or break into your own lamenting of present-day issues of injustice, death, destruction? 

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Trauma and Spiritual Practice

“O,‌ ‌send‌ ‌out‌ ‌your‌ ‌light‌ ‌and‌ ‌your‌ ‌truth;‌ ‌Let‌ ‌them‌ ‌guide‌ ‌me,‌ ‌Let‌ ‌them‌ ‌lead‌ ‌me‌ ‌to‌ ‌your‌ ‌holy‌ ‌altar.” Psalm 43: 3, Nan Merrill paraphrase Trauma When our 7 month old puppy, Hazel, jumped off of our back porch and went...

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Ignatian Contemplation this Advent

“Contemplating a [Biblical] scene is not simply remembering it or going back in time. Through the act of contemplation, the Holy Spirit makes present a mystery of [God’s Love] in a way that is meaningful for [us] now.” – Fr. Kevin O’Brien, SJ  The Ignatian...

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