Reflections from Our Directors
St Ignatius struggled too with doubt and fear. In the dark and quiet moments of his prayer, he experienced the light of Christ and trust as God illuminated his shadow-self and he accepted the invitation to go deeper. We are given that same invitation from St Ignatius and all the saints, to notice God in all things each day and in every moment.
Hello! I am Lindsay, one of the newest spiritual directors at Loyola Spirituality Center. The spiritual direction ministry at Loyola played an important role in my journey towards becoming a spiritual director over the past 5 years, so it is especially meaningful to...
At different points in Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises, he invites retreatants to reflect on the nature of the world’s history and to see the parallels with today.
What is the Franciscan way of life? It is Gospel based, focused on prayer, the Sacraments, simple living, self-denial, love and care of Creation and the poor and peace-making.
I know family and friends who love the change of seasons, especially from summer to Autumn (also acknowledged as Fall). Watermelon, floating in the lake on a flotation device, noticing the warm summer breeze, flowers blooming in gardens and if you’re lucky when...
This little pear tree, the “Survivor Tree,” between the Memorial Pools at the 9/11 site in lower Manhattan, continues to evoke a sense of survivorship following duress and loss…
I was yearning to see in person each of my 16 grandchildren – 9 of whom live in the Twin Cities, but the other 7 live out of town.
Jesus’ message of peace might have had a more transformative impact in the world had the Christian movement followed Jesus’ example in his relationship with women.
Realize that Sacred moments will be revealed when we pause. When we Abide as God wants us to Abide. Connected to the vine and sustained with Love.