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Getting Ready for All Saints and All Souls

October 27, 2014


This coming weekend is shaping up to be a saintly one with lots of soul! This Saturday, November 1, is All Saints Day. Normally, All Saints Day is a holy day of obligation, however, since it falls on a Saturday this year, that obligation is lifted in the United States and some other countries. This Sunday, […]

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Preparing for October – Month of the Holy Rosary Free PowerPoint

September 23, 2014



I’m happy once again to make available my free PowerPoint on October: The Month of the Holy Rosary! To download the Rosary PowerPoint from Authorstream, click on the link above or the image below (also in Spanish below).                      

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Saints for the New Evangelization—Free PowerPoint Presentation

September 18, 2014


Saints for the New Evangelization PowerPoint cover slide

Flip through any tabloid magazine and you’ll see splashy spreads touting all the ways the rich and famous are just like us! They drink coffee. They have children. They are busy going about their lives. These magazines act like this is information we should care about, and worse, we should emulate. In our celebrity-obsessed culture, […]

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What Can the Saints Teach Us about the New Evangelization?

September 12, 2014


What Can the Saints Teach Us about the New Evangelization - header image with several saints

Let’s identify some saints that we can look to as models for the New Evangelization. I’d like to be able to take credit for this notion of saints serving as evangelization models, however, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI beat me to it when he canonized seven new saints in 2012: Jacques Berthieu, Pedro Calungsod, Giovanni Battista […]

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A Little Help Brainstorming: Saints and Blesseds

August 19, 2014


I could use your help! I am trying to think of saints and blesseds who fit the following 3 characteristics:   Saints and blesseds known for their undying enthusiasm and determination Saints and blesseds known for innovation in proclaiming God’s Word Saints and blesseds (especially lay people) who founded movements in the Church Please send […]

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Happy Feast Day, St. Ignatius of Loyola!

July 31, 2014


Today we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola – a saint who has had a major impact on my life. I attended a Jesuit high school (St. Ignatius College Prep), a Jesuit college (Loyola University of Chicago), a Jesuit graduate school (Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University of Chicago), and have now […]

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48-hour Special: Celebrate the Feast Day of St. Ignatius with $5 Books!

July 29, 2014


  From the moment he exchanged his sword and fortune for a life devoted to Jesus, St. Ignatius has long been an example of forging one’s own path to God. St. Ignatius’s legacy continues to bring people in closer relationship to God and to their spiritual selves. In celebration of our patron saint’s feast day, […]

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It’s Time Once Again to Find Your Inner Iggy!

July 28, 2014


Find Your Inner Iggy

Join our weeklong celebration of St. Ignatius and his spirituality in honor of his Feast Day on Thursday, July 31! Check out all the fun at Find Your Inner Iggy!

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July and the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola

June 30, 2014


July 31 is the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola and Loyola Press is celebrating this entire month with a number of special events online! Beginning July 1, we will start our annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius—a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality. We are offering a selection of articles, blog posts, and videos to […]

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Preparing for the Month of All Souls – A Virtual Wall of Remembrance

October 31, 2013

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Catholics refer to the month of November as the “Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory” – an opportunity to take the spirit of All Souls Day (November 2) and to observe it all month long, recalling those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. Many parishes provide what they call […]

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