Seven years ago today - February 13, 2014 - igNation posted it's first articles - one in each of our four categories - Our Culture, Our Daily Lives, Our Seasons, Our Spirituality. In honor of this first anniversary, we repost the first article. Please enjoy!
"We cannot be faithful to hope while at the same time demand instant solutions.”"
". . . the celebration “responds to a clear call that Pope Francis has been making to all humanity to build a present of peace in the encounter with the other.""
"Are some people just born as say part of the elect that they live a privileged life? Meaning they are favored by God from birth?”
A Christmas present we would like to receive.
"We have highlighted, each in turn, the four Jesuit Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAP’s) as a vision of ministry for the future. The questions now are, “What do we do with them? "
The main purpose of the document is to empower the wider Ignatian and Catholic family to engage in politics as one of the highest form of charity, oriented by our values.
"There are many good things the international community can learn from being in solidarity with South Sudan and South Sudanese women."
"I am beginning to believe that deep down our conscience is fundamentally good, and to follow it rightly, is to find the true God."
A Prayer of Gratitude and Remembrance before Meals
". . . a community told us how a Canadian mining company had polluted their water and land, destroyed their source of income, and turned it into “a community of dead people, living in fear.”"
our society has done a very good job of painting the moral life as something backward, repressed, and ultimately unhappy. In actuality, the opposite is the case. "
"So began my research into mask shopping. There were various kinds - disposable, reusable cloth ones, some with a nose wire and filter pocket, the no-sew variety, all quite different from the surgical masks, and of course the N95 respirator masks used in hospitals."
" Let's try to wake each day and express gratefulness - for all that we have in our lives and for all those acts of kindness that are offered by others."
A reflection on six major points in Laudato Si.
"True reconciliation in family life is not just sharing in the inheritance. It is truly being brother and sister."