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Lent: Resurrection Journey

We search and choose repentance, renewal and dependence. A call of reconciliation, with our neighbors, self and God.

A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

As we begin our Lenten journey, ashes are smeared on our foreheads, and we hear the words, “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.”

Caring for our Common Home

By Jorge Roque, SJ The Society of Jesus continued to show its fidelity to the Holy Father, an essential part of its tradition, when naming “Care for our Common Home” as one of the Universal Apostolic Preferences. Ever since the publication of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis has called on Catholics to undergo an “ecological conversion” …

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Accompanying Young People

By William Manaker, SJ Each day at De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis the whole school pauses for five minutes before the last class period to make a brief Examen. One day recently, as I sat with a class of freshmen, I began to look around the room at the young men seated …

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Walking with the Marginalized

By Daniel Finucane, SJ The Anima Christi is a nearly 700-year-old prayer that St. Ignatius includes in the Spiritual Exercises. It is a prayer about asking for union with Christ through his body, his blood, the water from his side. It is a prayer that I have grown to love as a Jesuit. There is …

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Showing the Way to God

By David Kiblinger, SJ The Ignatian family has been given a mission to show the way to God. But how is one supposed to “show the way”? There are several methods for indicating a path to someone else. One is giving spoken or written instructions about how to move from one place to another. Another …

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A Jesuit Reflects on Francis in Iraq

“Salaam, Salaam, Salaam!  Shookran!  Allah ma’akum.” Peace, Peace, Peace!  Thank you!  God be with you!.  With these words, Pope Francis ended the Mass in Erbil, his last major public event during his visit to Iraq.  Energy and emotion already filled the stadium, and when he ended his remarks with these Arabic words, we all erupted in …

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Spirit & Verse: A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

A Prayer for Ash Wednesday: We forget sometimes that ashes come from fire, That this soft black powder was once a firm green frond, Bright and vibrant before it became dry and brittle, Stiff and fibrous before a flame transformed it into dust.