Monthly Archives: July 2013

Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Ignatian Spirituality and the Controversial Jesuits

Today is the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (also known as the Jesuits).  This is a very special day for me as I attended a Jesuit university as an undergraduate and my prayer … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin, Pope Bendict XVI and the New Evangelization

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Teilhard de Chardin as part of the Year of Faith. ______________________________ ______________________________ One of the goals of this blog is to show how the writings and teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin are part of mainstream … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Martha (July 29, 2013): Imagining a Conversation

Originally posted on A Seat At The Table:
Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary… Lk 10:38-42 I guessed that it was Martha and Mary’s turn at mass this weekend…

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 28, 2013) (Lord’s Prayer: A Challenging Petition)

Today’s readings contain the version of the Lord’s Prayer found in the Gospel of Luke.  I learned this prayer as a child and pray it almost every day. It has become so routine that I often lose the power of … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (July 22, 2013)

“To become unified and concentrated upon itself, the being must break many sensible attachments.  To make itself one with others and give itself to them, it must encroach upon those intimate personal intellectual and emotional reserves that it most jealously … Continue reading

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Feast of St. James the Apostle: July 25, 2013

Today is the Feast of St. James the Apostle, one of the three apostles that were closed to Jesus and the first apostle to become a martyr. James and his brother John were sons of Zebedee and, together with Peter, were … Continue reading

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Scientific Potpourri: July 24, 2013

Universe May Not be Expanding After All.  From Nature Magazine:  It started with a bang, and has been expanding ever since. For nearly a century, this has been the standard view of the Universe. Now one cosmologist is proposing a … Continue reading

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