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Spiritual Direction from a Mediocre Homilist

July 5, AD 2016 0 Comments
Spiritual Direction from a Mediocre Homilist

This is a post about a Spanish Jesuit priest, who, according to his superior, “is a mediocre preacher and hears confessions and is fit for nothing more” (Walsh 123). Now we have to add a caveat: he was a second-generation Jesuit who lived at a time when the Jesuits were the prized order in many areas. […]

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5 Spiritual New Year’s Resolutions

January 6, AD 2016 0 Comments
5 Spiritual New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions usually seem to be focused on doing things to improve our physical health such as losing weight, eating healthier, or exercising more.  While it is important to evaluate our physical health and work to make changes, we also shouldn’t forget about our spiritual health.  If we put as much effort into improving […]

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Spiritual Direction: For Saints and Sinners

July 18, AD 2015 1 Comment
Spiritual Direction: For Saints and Sinners

Can you recall any saints that ascended to holiness all on their own? It’s hard to think of saints as solo travelers. We usually think of St. Francis and St. Clare as a pair and St. Monica and St. Augustine were mother and son. This October, Bl. Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. […]

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Beware what Crosses the Jordan

September 28, AD 2014 1 Comment
Beware what Crosses the Jordan

The following was a reflection I prepared for my prayer group, but I am also indebted to them for some of the insights that followed. The following Scripture, from Joshua 7:1-9, sets the stage for this reflection. But the Israelites acted treacherously with regard to the ban; Achan, son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son […]

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