Today is the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order. St. Ignatius believed that all should be “Ad majorem Dei gloria,” which translates to “For the greater glory of God.” You can check out the link at his name, or do your own search if you want to learn about the life Ignatius. It is actually a life worth learning about, if you ask me. However, today I wanted to write about some things that I have read about this saint, and (continue reading at the Times Union…)
If I am honest, I had a great retreat, but it – in true retreat form – it stripped me of my defenses. As a result, since I have returned, I feel like I am living at the intersection of ennui and acedia. No, I am not (continue reading at the Times Union…)
This is a repost from an old blog of mine that is no longer extant, about a dog who is still with us, but a dog who is making her journey to the other side slowly but surely. I do not post about our dog often, because in December and January, when it seemed that she was ready to go and I posted so many messages on Facebook and via email, she did not do so. So I thought it prudent to simply stop writing too much about her.
Anyway, our sweet doggie is here (continue reading at the Times Union…)
The Tomie DePaola mural in the Chapel at the Dominican Retreat and Conference Center.
As you enter the driveway the sign has a subtitle that reads, “Solitude on a busy highway.” I enter and pull into a space near the front door. Entering with a number of other people, we are greeted warmly. After signing in, we open the door to our right and enter the sacred space.
The chapel is simple, yet (continue reading at the Times Union…)
Jane Redmont is a theologian, an author, and so much more. I first became familiar with Jane through her blog, Acts of Hope, about five years ago. Thanks to the miracles of blogging and social media, we became acquainted, and eventually met. Today, I am privileged to call her my friend.
Jane is about to begin an online course called Radical Hope, and (continue reading at the Times Union.)
What is this about finding your inner Iggy? Proceed to the Times Union to learn more…
Now we know that for those of us who are Roman Catholics, we are not to simply understand Scripture literally, but what are we to think?(See Dogmatic Constitution On Divine Revelation, DEI VERBUM, chapter III, item 12, paragraph 2.)
Are we to let go of every person and thing in our life? (Continue reading at the Times Union…)
Yes, I know, I have not been much of a blogger. First I was away, but then I came back, but I was still on vacation and kind of busy. Then (continue reading at the Times Union.)
Each day is remarkably like the one before it, and the one after it. Rising bell rings at 5:15am, loud dinging and donging, reminiscent of something from convent in the The Sound of Music. Lauds starts at 5:50am, with the words that begin the day; “Lord open my lips, and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.“
6:50 is Terce, followed by (continue reading at the Times Union…)