Category Archive: Ignatian Spirituality

Aug 04

Do You Have the Time?

Time..don’t run out on me. It’s a phrase that I’ve mentioned often in ministry as being an element that is essential to the development of faith. I challenge spiritual directees to prioritize their relationship with God by dedicating at least 20 minutes a day to prayer with the hopeful development that 20 minutes will turn …

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Jul 31

An Inspiring Ignatian Year

On this feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, I’m blessed to have spent a year officially in the Ignatian family. Although, I have spent a majority of my adult life around Jesuits, 2013-14 was the first school year where I drew a paycheck from an Ignatian institution as a professional campus minister. This past year …

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Sep 23

Can We Heal Wounds?

When the horror of September 11th came upon the United States my friends with children fought vigorously to keep their children away from the television screen. Others even fought to keep themselves away from the images we know all too well from that day. Many wondered what to tell their kids when they returned home …

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Sep 07

Sarah’s Cannonball

My colleague Sarah Signorino just wrote a fine piece for the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Here’s a snip: Canisius College just celebrated our Mass of the Holy Spirit to welcome in the new academic year. Our staff reflected on an April homily of Pope Francis to consider the message of the Holy Spirit. Pope Francis said, …

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Aug 12

Fr. Greg Boyle Never Gets Old

Fr Greg is coming to Buffalo at Canisius High School and I can’t wait. If he’s anywhere close to this good…I’ll be a puddle of tears. Amen, brother. Keep on, keeping on.

Jul 31

If Not For a Cannonball…

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Some words of reflection on the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola If not for a cannonball He would not have looked more deeply At the life he had led A full, and yet still, empty life A rich, but yet to be richer, existence That would have floated away. If not for vanity’s …

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Jul 23

This Might Be the Most Quotable Pope in Decades

The esteemed Dave Sampson from our diocese passed this on to me moments ago. “We need saints without cassocks, without veils. We need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies, that listen to music, that hang out with friends. We need saints who put God in first place, …

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Jul 23

Jesuit Post Interviews Fr.General Adolfo Nicolås

A great interview snip from The Jesuit Post on the relationship that Fr. General has with the Holy Father and more.

Jul 16

Canisius Represents at World Youth Day

Here’s some of our students at the MAGIS Program which is an Ignatian preface to World Youth Day! Jess is awesome! Can’t wait until all of these folks get back, but am glad to see them having a great time in Brazil.

Jul 16

At 80, Jesuit Decides to Return to Lay State

An amazing decision by now former Jesuit Bert Thelen on why he decided to return to the lay state despite being nearly 80 and serving the church as a priest for a majority of his years. “In plainer words, we need to end the world view that structures reality into higher and lower, superior and …

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