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adventure

The first Jesuits in the early sixteenth century were great travellers and Francis Xavier whose feast we celebrate today is considered with Ignatius Loyola to be “co-founder” of this enthusiastic band of missionaries of the Society of Jesus. After taking vows with Ignatius in Paris in 1534, and at a time when the map…(Read More)

good vs evil

Life in relationship with Jesus Christ is not a life of comfort. Life with Jesus is an adventure. This is because we humans are not made not for comfort but for abundant life. We are made for adventure. This is why healthy people seek adventure by climbing mountains and crossing icy continents, by embracing extreme…(Read More)

Ignatius of Loyola

It is the feast of Ignatius Loyola today and I am grateful to have been greatly influenced by Ignatius and his followers. Ignatius remains one of our Christian traditions greatest teachers of discernment, that is the art of recognising and naming attraction and resistance in our life with God. I offer this reflection and encouragement…(Read More)

the gift of tears

I often write a food for faith reflection on the scriptures of the day after I reflect on the scriptures in the early morning. I hadn’t intended to write today, but a thought from today’s first reading (Paul’s exhortation to the leaders of the church of Ephesus) has stayed with me through…(Read More)

deeper than moods

It’s been one of those weeks, and so even more than usual, TGIF! On the surface it’s been a week like most other weeks with a mixture of good and bad, struggles and hopes. But every now and then I have a few days when things get to me more than usual and…(Read More)

which team?

If you were Pope Francis and had the opportunity to give a message to the young people of South America, what would you tell them?  Before you read further, take a moment to answer the question. What would you emphasise in your papal message to the young? Ok, how many of you answered that you…(Read More)

cannot live without

More for the feast of St. Ignatius today, this time a great page on his Consciousness Examen from Bosco Peters at www.liturgy.co.nz.  Ignatius made it clear that there is one thing that the daily life of every Christian cannot be without, and that regular examination of consciousness… www.liturgy.co.nz: consciousness…(Read More)

how to be happy

The great challenge at the heart of human life, is the discernment of what will lead us to greater intimacy with God, and what will lead us away from this relationship. Of course most people don’t use “God language” to speak of this. So let’s re-word this great challenge: the decisions of…(Read More)