Max Oliva, SJ

Max Oliva, SJ worked in Las Vegas for six years. The only Jesuit in the state of Nevada, his main ministry was called “Ethics In The Marketplace.” Now in Spokane, he has a continued involvement in Las Vegas, albeit on a part-time basis. His web site is found here - www.ethicsinthemarketplace.com


12 posts

    "Seeking for God in the ordinary activities of life was a prayer practice that St. Ignatius of Loyola frequently utilized; as ‘ordinary’ as preparing a meal,...

    "Trying to decide what you are thankful for can be a challenge but it can also help you come out of whatever emotional or spiritual darkness you have been in, into a place of hope."...

    Empathy " is . . the ability to understand and share the feelings of another within their frame of reference. It is the capacity to place oneself in another’s position."...

    "When, scholar and teacher, husband, and close friend of mine, Bill Spohn, was stricken with brain cancer, he and his wife, Marty, looked death in the face and shared their journey with family and friends.."...

    "“Imagination can lead us to preposterous conclusions if not governed by spiritual insight; but when guided by a good spirit, it can lead us to life-saving decisions.”"...

    " Prophets come in all “sizes” – parents teaching their children gospel values; preachers talking about all the life issues in their sermons, politicians voting their conscience, and so forth."...

    "There is a longing for peace in the human heart, a peace, as St. Augustine discovered, which can only ultimately be satisfied by the Creator."...

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