Ignatius
Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius of Loyola

Feelings that are uppermost in human consciousness are simply a starting point for discernment.

the new life

the new life

I’ll never have the experience of a mother giving birth to a child and I’m ok with that, with mothers commenting that men have got no idea what real pain is.

which team

which team

And how beautiful it is!  It is like getting our lives back, getting a new chance.  Nothing is more beautiful than to have a new chance.

to forgive

to forgive

My lack of forgiveness rarely affects the one who has caused my pain, but it has a huge negative effect on me emotionally, physically, psychologically and therefore spiritually.

A.M.D.G.

A.M.D.G.

You might remember beginning every new page of school work with the heading A.M.D.G. recalling that the letters stood for Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (For the Greater Glory of God).

adventure

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...

good vs evil

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...

the gift of tears

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...

deeper than moods

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...

which team?

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...

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