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  • It has been almost a month since Christmas day. Yet memories of Christmas past remain offering food for thought.

  • The poet looks at why Jesus left his parens to speak in the temple.

  • "A summer blockbuster of war and explosions? Not quite." Reposted with permission from The Jesuit Post.

  • A technique seldom used these days brings out memories of times past.

  • The poet takes a new look at those three wise men who represent so much.

  • "Could Blade Runner 2049 give us insight into what it means to be human and alive? Colten Biro, SJ, explores." Reposted with permission from The Jesuit Post.

  • The poet finds Christmas time to be "the broken season".

  • "When Downton Abbey’s final season was coming to a close, the editor of IgNation remarked to me: “What will we do after Downton is finished?”.  I remember answering optimistically that something would turn up!"

  • "If you are interested in art, and/or are a history buff, this would be a fascinating and well-researched read. If you are not interested in art or history, you might be interested in them after reading this novel."      

  • Just what is bindweed and what does it do?

  • Today the poet makes clear his dislike of living in "a cage of cubes".

  • On the night of October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers on the Las Vegas Strip, leaving 58 people dead and 546 injured.

  • "if you watched “World War Z” you are probably wondering what a movie with a rifle carrying  Brad Pitt trying to save his family from man eating zombies has to do with Christianity?"

  • Less than a week from now, we begin Advent 2017. The poet writes of this time of waiting.

  • Using modern imagery, the poet expresses the meaning of this well-known psalm.

  • Based on one of King David's, songs of "ascent", the poet uses contemporary imagery to present the prayer of the psalmist.

  • On today's Poetry Tuesday, the poet offers a puzzle for you to complete..

  • Today on Poetry Tuesday, Greg Kennedy,SJ offers a sonnet for All Souls Day.

  • Greg Kennedy, SJ, refers to this couple as his muse for the poem

  • In todays' Poetry Tuesday, the poet takes a look at the Dark Night of the soul.

  • In today's Poetry Tuesday, Greg Kennedy, SJ marvels at how geese fly in line and wishes something would keep him in line.

  • Today's Poetry Tuesday speaks of a life lived - of an old man with a child's heart.

  • A city mind hides what light there is to see outside the city.

  • Director Christopher Nolan's latest film, Dunkirk, has received critical and popular praise. It may not be the film that fans of Nolan's work were expecting. Eric Vosko explains.

  • Chain saws meet two old poplars in today's Poetry Tuesdays

  • Today's Poetry Tuesday speaks of a song that will never be silenced.

  • In his latest post about the Winnipeg Zoo, Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ takes a poetic look at the return of the gibbons.

  • Today's Poetry Tuesdays entry looks at what remains in our minds despite the removal of unwanted monuments.

  • In today's Poetry Tuesdays, Greg Kennedy, SJ considers the many aspects of our two hands.

  • On November 8th, 2016, Frank Obrigewitch, SJ wrote of his visit to Sligo Hospital in Ireland. Today he revisits the hospital.

  • In today's Poetry Tuesday, Grace Colella reminds us that "there are all sorts of movements."

  • In 1940, when Thomas Merton began contemplating life as a Catholic, he resorted to the Google and Wikipedia of the time. He flipped through the pages of The Catholic Encyclopaedia and was excited by what he read about the Jesuits.

  • How the Atlantic ocean impacts our senses is the theme of today's Poetry Tuesday.

  • There are many ways to deliver the message we wish to give others. Today's poem looks at these ways.

  • This wondrous flower inspired today's Poetry Tuesday posting.

  • Our treatment of the earth is the subject of today's Poetry Tuesdays.

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

  • In today's Poetry Tuesdays, the poet prays that "one and one and one is one."

  • For the "Canada 150 & Me" series, igNation asked writers what being Canadian means to them. Today a letter to Canadians celebrating in 2067.

  • This book "describes how during the 1930s and 1940s Cardinal Pacelli later Pius XII chose to protect the Church from the new laws of antisemitism passed in Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy . . . "

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