Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ignatius of Loyola

A treasure I have found that has been a source of great joy for me is Ignatian Spirituality. I start each day with my prayer moment. This practice has been the source of great joy and consolation, of strength and … Continue reading

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Who Am I to Judge

In yet another quotable moment, Pope Francis recently said: “Who am I to judge” gay people? It is very heartening how he keeps on opening doors and opportunities for dialogue with people on the outside and those on the peripheries. … Continue reading

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Friendship

Today is the feast day of Martha, the sister of Mary, whose feast day we celebrated last week. Together with their brother Lazarus, here is one family that Jesus loved and was very close to. I can imagine Jesus considered … Continue reading

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‘Lord, Teach Us to Pray’

This is Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly in Arizona. Rising some 750 feet from the canyon floor, they remind me of two arms outstretched in fervent prayers. In the midst of all the magnificent beauty and grandeur surrounding me, … Continue reading

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Creation Spirituality is About Harmony

The Navajo Indians lived with beauty and bounty daily. They reverenced the sacredness of everything around them. Their outlook in life was to live in harmony with this beauty, this bounty and the sacredness of their surroundings. They were aware … Continue reading

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Creation Spirituality in Practice

I see Creation Spirituality very much alive among native American Indians. They are totally one with nature. They see their surroundings alive with the same vivifying principle¬† that keeps them in existence. They see the desert and everything that is … Continue reading

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Creation Spirituality

By the sweat of his brow, man shall eat. Thus, unless he reaps, he does not eat. Unless he sows he does not reap. Unless he learns, he does not earn. One of the things he must learn is that … Continue reading

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The Cycle and the Chain of Life

We have been in two desert places in the past two days: the Saguaro National Park and the White Sands national Monument. Both places are hot and dry. But in spite of the dryness and desolation, the deserts were teeming … Continue reading

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Ora et Labora

Today is the feast day of Mary Magdalene, sister of Martha and Lazarus, a former public sinner, converted by Christ to be one of his devoted disciples with rumors of her being his sweetheart, she of whom the Lord said: … Continue reading

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Home is Where the Heart Is

These are summer blooms from my little garden. From the earliest days of our marriage, Anabelle always had fresh flowers at home. Nothing makes a home more beautiful and feel more homey than fresh flowers. And nothing says ‘Welcome’ more … Continue reading

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