"As we gather at barbecues and picnics today, let's take a few minutes to look back on the gifts of the summer and to ponder what we will take up with a new determination as a new year starts."...

The Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage celebrated Ignatius Day in North Bay. Erik Oland,SJ preached at the Mass....

"This Sunday in Ordinary Time falls on the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Today is also the anniversary of the Second World War bombing of Hiroshima, and, a few days later, Nagasaki. The Church invites us to pray for peace at this time."...

One day, Ignatius met a Moor travelling in the same direction. Today - the feast of St. Ignatius - Greg Kennedy, SJ imagines the Moor’s version of what has come to be known as “donkey discernment”....

Using as a starting point the quote: "In Baptism Eucharist is begun; in Eucharist Baptism is sustained.", Eric Jensen, SJ looks at the celebration of this feast in our faith lives today....

How do we need the Spirit? There are the seven traditional gifts of the Holy Spirit (wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and a sense of wonder). I've written previous posts about each of these gifts. But my mind today is closer to home. What do I need?...

How do we speak about evangelization in our pluralistic and politically correct culture? More and more, we have to be extremely careful about language and assumptions. Recent discussion about cultural appropriation offers a helpful reminder about the need for caution before we open our mouths and utter words that we will come to regret, words that hurt or are, at the very least, insensitive....

We celebrate Mother's Day. I'm present with my own mother today, spending time with her as I prepare for major surgery in a few weeks. We are both spending easy time together. I occasionally go out with friends for a visit or to see icebergs (this is Newfoundland after all), but generally we are at home. We sit and read, chat and spend time with family and friends....

I can't imagine a person who can proudly boast, I have enough peace." Whether we look at our own lives or the state of the world, we are easily aware of areas with an absence of peace."...

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