Contemplatio

On Saturday, we talked a lot about the resurrection and learning to love like God (What Ignatius called the contemplatio). But I also spoke at length about the Paschal mystery. If you go through the presentation, you’ll read about the Pascal mystery having five parts: Death, Resurrection, Ascension, Waiting 40 days, and Pentecost. We each live the Paschal Mystery in our lives, sometimes going through the five steps over and over. Sometimes it takes a long time, even years. Sometimes…

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Learning to See

One spring day my family and I were sightseeing in Portland where we strolled through an old church. As was my habit, I began telling my visually impaired, color blind daughter, Katy, what I saw: the way the colors splashed through the stained glass, how each window seemed to glow with beauty, how the colors complimented the pictures. She listened, then pointed upward. “Well, Mom, here’s what I see. There’s a design like a clover that weaves through everything. See?…

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Happy Easter

During Easter Season, people making the Exercises of St. Ignatius are reflecting on, and learning how to love like God. They consider how limitless are the blessings given to us through God’s love. Each person is also challenged to hold nothing back from God. Ignatius gave us this prayer: “Take, Lord, my liberty, my memory, my understanding, my entire will – all that I have and call my own. You have given it all to me. To you, Lord, I…

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