"May you find inspiration and deepen in your spirituality as we journey together in this blog series! In my next entry, I will speak of the spark of deeper love, and inspiration that are guiding this blog series."
"There is absolutely nothing unusual or unhealthy about internal movement and stirrings, even if it is sometimes akin to a battle."
" , , according to Guardini, this is determined by the fact that human nature takes on a kind of nobility which is expressed by these statements: “What is, is. What is right, must be done.” I would add, “What has been proven to be accurate must be held to be true.”.
"Yom Kippur atones for those who repent and does not atone for those who do not repent. Repentance in Judaism is carried out through the process of Teshuva (regretting having committed the sin, resolving not to commit that sin in the future, and confessing that sin before God)."
"Lamet traces his growth as a person, Jesuit, missioner, leader, and “prophet” over these 84 years."
"She is an historical woman who is the subject of countless writings, pieces of art (both beautiful and tacky), music, and the inspiration for many religious communities of woman and men. She appeals as much to the impoverished as to the mighty."
"The challenge is to discern God in the movement. I find that this liquidity is not just in my interior. It is a defining characteristic of contemporary culture."
"If I had to define Ignatian spirituality, I would say it simply means being attentive to what God is doing in your life, and then reflecting on your experience in order to make decisions."
"infallibility is “more than a simple, de facto absence of error. It is a positive perfection, ruling out the possibility of error.” The First Vatican Council defined papal infallibility in 1870"
"Gerard Ryan’s path into and through his vocation is uniquely his own and at the same time it is a broadly communal journey."
The author adapts Psalm 62 for her dying colleague.
"In the last number of years there has been a resurgence of ‘adoration of the Blessed Sacrament” especially among the young. And in some instances it seems that ‘adoration’ and ‘celebration of Eucharist’ (aka ‘the Mass’) are on an equal level and, dare I say it, in a competition with each other."
"With the exception of the year he took his final vows, 1976-77 which he spent in Canada, Bill has lived and worked in Jesuit missions in India, Bhutan, and Nepal."
"“The harsh words that begin today’s first reading [from Jeremiah] are, unfortunately, as relevant for our modern world as when they were first written.
"My vocation within my vocation is around the spiritual, and I think it is around the communal side of spirituality: how we are closer than we think, spiritually, if we can just get together as humans.”"
"Walk in a relaxed manner. That is wise advice for a physical journey. Even wiser for a spiritual journey!"
In the second post of a five part series, author Kevin Burns talks with John McCarthy SJ. "“The best promotion of vocations to our way of life is by Jesuits who cherish their own vocation and reflect real joy in living it out.”"
" It is essential that I constantly remember that good things are happening because God is acting through me and my abilities."
"In sharing their family and vocation stories these five Canadian Jesuits open a window into that mysterious call that in the words of their Superior General, “frequently appears in surprising ways at unexpected times and places, inviting those who seem least likely.” In the first post of a five