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
"Having that intimate sense of being a loved child of God is a gift for us. He is the precursor to many more gifts from God."
"The hope is that the working of God and the assistance of the spiritual guide will plant some of those seeds that sometimes lie dormant for many years."
"I also recall Fr Horvath telling us about St Bernard of Clairvaux and how he viewed the Holy Spirit as the kiss of God. "
" “Community discernment offers a wonderful opportunity for open and honest communication and active listening, becoming aware of the movements within us, without ‘preparing a response.’ "
This week, Fr. Kennedy SJ, presented on the meaning of Earth day and drew from his book Reupholstered Psalms: Ancient Songs Sung New.
For everyone from the doubtful skeptic to the devout believer, this webinar with best-selling author James Martin, SJ, discussed his new book, Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone.
"When I am truly humble, I know that I’m not speaking up or doing something because of my own need to be in front. It’s because I know that I am imbued with the Spirit of God and do not need to fear."