Tag Archives: Jesuits

Sunday Reflection, Feast of Baptism of the Lord (January 11, 2015): God’s Bridging the Gap

This weekend is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The readings can be found here. This Feast is both the last day of the Christmas season and the First Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Baptism of Jesus is … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection: Feast of Baptism of the Lord (January 12, 2014)

I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice, I have grasped you by the hand; I formed you, and set you as a covenant of the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Francis Xavier, S.J. (December 3)

Today is the Feast Day of St. Francis Xavier, S.J., one of the most famous early Jesuits. He was a close companion of St. Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits. Francis Xavier led an extensive mission into Asia, mainly … Continue reading

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Babylon and Western Culture

One of my favorite prayer sites is Sacred Space, run by the Irish Jesuits. Their daily prayers consist of a modified Examen of Ignatian Spirituality. Every week they have a reflection as you enter into prayer. A reflection from a … Continue reading

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Heroic Leadership, Jesuit Style, and Pope Francis

I told myself that I would refrain from discussing Pope Francis’ interview last week as that subject was widely covered elsewhere. I have largely stuck to that other than a brief reference to Blessed Peter Faber, S.J., one of the … Continue reading

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Life of Teilhard de Chardin: Second Trip to China and The Divine Milieu (1926-1928)

Teilhard de Chardin arrived in China for the second time in 1926.  At first, he was utterly miserable in China.  Teilhard felt he had been exiled to a remote wilderness and that he was going to be unable to achieve … Continue reading

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Blessed Peter Faber, S.J.: The First Jesuit Priest

Continuing with the Ignatian-themed week, today is the feast day of Blessed Peter Faber, S.J.  Fr. Faber was one of the founders of the Society of Jesus and the first priest among the Jesuits.  Pope Francis mentioned his admiration for … Continue reading

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