Aug
30
2016

Pure Poetry

Posted by Viola Athaide in Our Culture

A look at a photo about a man with an unusual occupation inspired today's poem for Poetry Tuesday.

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Aug
29
2016

Time in the Torngats

Posted by John McCarthy, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"Look for the Torngat Mountains National Park in the extreme northern regions of Labrador. All above treeline, the park hosts the highest mountains east of the Rockies and some of the oldest rocks on the planet - up to 3.9 billion years, they say. That's remarkable, considering the age of the Earth at around 4.54 billion years. "

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Aug
28
2016

Candidates Quoting Movies? Please Stop.

Posted by Keith Maczkiewicz, SJ in Our Culture

"Make America Great Again." Sound familiar. As this reposted article from The Jesuit Post points out the phrase is anything but original. Why am I not surprised?"

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Aug
27
2016

A Guide to Reading The Bible #29 - The Books of The Maccabees

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

In all, there are four Books of the Maccabees. The Catholic Church places the first two books in her canon of the Scriptures. The tradition of using these books as inspired is an ancient one going back as far as St. Clement of Alexandria (215 A.D.).

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Aug
26
2016

God on the Mountain

Posted by John McCarthy, SJ in Our Spirituality

"What is it about mountains that "peak" our attention? Many things I suppose. Mountains are the home of the gods (and God), the purveyors of the sublime and guardians of mystery. Mountains attract countless climbers and hikers. What would Canada be without the Rockies? Jesus of Nazareth preached the "sermon on the mount." Moses received the ten commandments on Mount Sinai. Benedictines prefer to build their monasteries on mountains. "

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Aug
25
2016

I Am Not Jesus

Posted by Eric Immel, SJ in Our Spirituality

Rposted with permission from The Jesuit Post, This post is part of a series in preparation for Magis 2016, a gathering of young adults before World Youth Day in Poland.

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Aug
24
2016

The Detective Novels of Alexander McCall Smith

Posted by Joseph Schner, SJ in Our Culture

Joe Schner, SJ continues his postings on the detective novel with a look at Mma Precious Ramotswe, of Botswana, and her No.1 Ladies Detective Agency.

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Aug
23
2016

The Cooler

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Culture

Today's poem for Poetry Tuesday is one of an ongoing series of poems from Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ's book "Prairie Childhood Snapshots - 1943 - 1958."

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Aug
22
2016

Moses and the Hitchhiker

Posted by John McCarthy, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"On the cardboard sign strung over his neck were the words "Argentia ferry." Pack on his back, his thumb was out for the ride. Without hesitation, I pulled over and waited for him. Up he ran, stuffed his gear into the back seat and jumped in."

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Aug
21
2016

Anthony Sharma, SJ – A Man of Nepal

Posted by Bill Robins, SJ in Our Daily Lives

Anthony Sharma, SJ was the first superior of the Missio Sui Juris of Nepal. For 38 years, from 1985 until his retirement in 2004, he worked tirelessly to open schools and parishes across Nepal.

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