So I often get a little down around the end of the semester. The students start to filter out and the campus seems barren. We give our students carepackages from the parish community to help them study during finals. That’s the first signal that the semester is ending. I was standing at the carepackage table …
Category Archive: Ignatian Spirituality
So my colleagues at Charis Ministries in Chicago have asked a rather provocative question: Why Should Pope Francis attend a Charis Retreat? And so I would like to offer the Top 10 reasons why a Ignatian Retreat and specifically a Charis Retreat would benefit the likes of Papa Francisco. 1) A Transition is a Great …
Today is the Anniversary of Pedro Arrupe, S.J.’s death. He was “the General” of the Jesuits during the changes of the Second Vatican Council and is one of my heroes. Not merely because of his great leadership of the society, but because of his great witness. During World War II Fr. Arrupe was serving in …
The fine folks over at the Mets Police, specifically, my pal Dan Twohig, have been gathering items for people who have found themselves in harm’s way during the Hurricane and now the snowstorm that has followed. They have been more than inspiring when you consider that Dan, himself was without power for many days and …
While I was an undergrad at Fordham, I often was invited to dinner with the Jesuit Scholastics (and others who were in formation for ministry) at Ciszek Hall a quiet respite just off of the Fordham campus in the Little Italy Section of the Bronx, better known as Arthur Avenue to most. Those evenings enabled …
Magis is a word that means “for the greater” and it’s most cited in Ignatian Spirituality when we talk about how we should live–meaning we always live for God’s greater glory.