Holy Week call to Step Outside Ourselves

“Holy Week challenges us to step outside ourselves so as to attend to the needs of others: those who long for a sympathetic ear, those in need of comfort or help. We should not simply remain in our own secure world, that of the 99 sheep who never strayed from the fold, but we...

Two Prayers from Pedro Arrupe

Pedro Arrupe, SJ, superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1965 to 1983, died on 5 February 1991. His leadership saw a great deepening of the Jesuit commitment to a faith that does justice. Pope Benedict XVI, speaking at the Jesuits’ General Congregation 35, acknowledged the establishment of the Jesuit Refugee Service as...

Finding God in All Things

This video from Loyola Press introduces a central idea of Ignatian spirituality – finding God in all things. The insight that God is present and active in and through all things leads us to a socially engaged spirituality.

Contemplation Today

This insightful essay by Evan Ellis reflects on the nature of listening and contemplation. Many of you may be familiar with Benedictine spirituality and its tradition of contemplation, but how about the concept of dadirri in the spirituality of the Aboriginal people of Daly River in Australia? Let us reclaim silence, listening, and contemplation...

A Valentine’s Day Prayer

Teach us a big-hearted love, That embraces the pushed aside and powerless, The exploited and those in need. A love that dares to speak truth to power, For their sake. Help us to enlarge the tents of our hearts, To share all that we are and have, To give freely what we have freely...