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.


203 posts

    "There is an acceptance that we need a winter holiday, especially here in Canada. Whether the holiday is legislated and has a title, we find a reason to celebrate, to take a pause and celebrate what is important to us in mid-winter."...

    Today is igNation's 5th anniversary. Fr. Fred Power, SJ , whose work was a precursor of igNation, died some three months ago. It seems fitting to post the homily from his funeral Mass....

    "I had the privilege of working with lepers and tuberculosis patients at Jesu Ashram, in Matigara, India (in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal). This was for a few months in the early nineties, when I was in the Jesuit stage of formation known as tertianship."...

    "In the commentary on today’s readings in Living with Christ, Marilyn Sweet stresses that today’s Gospel excerpt from Mark reveals the “intensity and urgency of Jesus”. She looks at his feverish activity in one day."...

    "Scholars point out connections to old lore that clear weather on Candlemas (i.e., the Feast of Jesus at the temple) forebodes a prolonged winter." What will our groundhog predict for us today? ...

    "This Sunday occurs during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This Week of Prayer is an annual ecumenical celebration. Christians around the world are invited to pray for the unity of all Christians, to reflect on scripture together, to participate in jointly-organized ecumenical services, and to share fellowship."...

    "People who bring serious reflection to the question of what they desire don’t usually speak of their desire for a new car or a fancier house. . . . Rather, people speak of peace, health for self and others, a desire to be more appreciative for what they have, and so on." ...

    T.S.Eliot wrote that the Magi had " a cold coming" in "the very dead of winter." Even so, they brought special gifts. What do we bring to Christ? ...

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