Philip Shano, SJ

Philip Shano, SJ has many years of rich and varied experience working with Ignatian spirituality: teaching, writing and using it in his ministry. He resides in the Jesuit community in Pickering, Ontario.


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    "The ministry of consolation occurs when we release people from their fears, when we bring them peace, when we evangelize, when we help them to recognize Christ, and when we give them hope."...

    "Churches that celebrate Holy Saturday traditionally do so by observing a day of somber reflection as they contemplate the world of darkness that would exist without the hope of Christ’s resurrection."...

    "You know immediately that you have walked onto sacred ground and that there is a sense of peace and the nearness of God. No one has to say anything. It’s okay to just sit in silence."...

    "Holy Thursday is a celebration of turning those ordinary forms of service, hospitality and availability into a way to imitate Christ. "...

    "There is a timeless character to the Paschal Mystery, the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus. As we pray with it, we can't help but see parallels in our own life and in the life of the world."...

    "However, the most significant use of forty in this particular situation is the forty days that Jesus spent in the wilderness before he embarked on his public ministry."...

    "The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming describes a spiritual journey taken by Nouwen that began when he viewed a reproduction and then spent a long time contemplating the original of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son."...

    "As I look back on significant points in my life, I usually associate them with sacred ground, whether figurative or literal. Those places become icons for the important moments in my life. I cannot always go back to them, but they are always with me."...

    "Peak experiences don't have to be profound moments of prayer. They don't even have to be confined to religious experiences. It's just a felt sense that all is right with my world and that God hasn't abandoned me."...

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