A Few Ignatian Items

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As you take some time to relax this week and enjoy the Christmas season, we bring to your attention a few articles you might enjoy from another Loyola Press website, IgnatianSpirituality.com.

Staying Curious by Marina McCoy

In his ministry, Jesus often asks others what they want. For example, he asks the blind Bartimaeus, “What do you want me to do for you?” (Mark 10:51) On another occasion, James and John approach Jesus, and he asks them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” (Mark 10:36) Both in his healing ministry and with his friends, Jesus displays a kind of openness and curiosity toward others.

Until recently, I had never really considered the possibility of a curious Jesus.

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Prayer in Family Life by Becky Eldredge

Our family uses a core value statement to guide our desire to make prayer part of our family life: As a family, we seek to root our life in God. This principle, combined with the understanding that we are the primary educators of our children’s faith, is our catalyst for building a foundation of prayer in our children’s lives. Our goal is to teach our children a wide variety of prayer tools that they can hopefully use throughout their lives.

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Men and Women of Hope by Cara Callbeck

Pope Francis reminds us that, “We are called to become men and women of hope.” Those people in our lives who smile despite the bad and who reach out to help those around them no matter the cost, these are our living examples of men and women of hope. They aren’t mired down in whatever they are living at the moment; rather they have their eyes steadfastly set on what could be. That vision pushes them forward.

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Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts is rooted in Ignatian spirituality, a practical spirituality for daily life with a 500-year-old tradition.

About Denise Gorss 88 Articles
Denise Gorss is a catechist with 18 years experience, mostly in junior high. She appreciates the gifts of Ignatian spirituality and likes sharing various types of prayer with the young people in her groups. She enjoys seeing the world on pilgrimages and lives in the Chicago area, where she works as Web Editor at Loyola Press.

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