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Ignatian Threads

Dawning of God's Kingdom

Posted by Hilda Walter on 1/12/21

The Baptism of the Lord – on the surface this is a puzzling and even contradictory idea: Jesus - He, who is sinless - is baptized by John in the river Jordan. Using imaginative contemplation, let us witness this event.  John is carrying out his ministry at the Jordan, ... Read More »

Enter the New Year in the Ignatian Way

Posted by Hilda Walter on 1/04/21

Happy New Year!  St. Ignatius might view this as a valuable opportunity to make some practical spiritual resolutions: incorporate the Examen at a regular time into your daily prayer, set aside some time just for you and God to have conversation, recognize God’s presence in your everyday living, find more ... Read More »

The Day After Christmas

Posted by Hilda Walter on 12/26/20

It’s the day after Christmas 2020.  This blogger admits to giving you each week’s bulletin entry in our “Ignatian Threads” feature and not much beyond that, save an occastional reflection through an Ignatian lens.  Well, bear with me as thoughts are spilling over at this time, and I assume ... Read More »

Light of Divine Love

Posted by Hilda Walter on 12/26/20

12-27-20 – Holy Family

Today we celebrate The Holy Family. Let us journey with them to the temple in Jerusalem where Mary and Joseph will present the Holy Child to the Lord. Imagine you witness Simeon in Matthew’s Gospel, “righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel…to whom it ... Read More »

Just BE with God

Posted by Hilda Walter on 12/26/20

12-20- 20 – 4th Sunday Advent 

As we begin this 4th week of Advent, we are getting closer to receiving the great gift of love which Mary brings forth in the flesh. What does your Advent look like?  Perhaps these goals could be on your Advent ‘to do’ list:  to ... Read More »

Connection in the Advent Journey

Posted by Hilda Walter on 12/17/20

December 12

Advent means ‘a coming into place, view, or being,’ reminding us of a movement, a journey, having a goal or destination. Advent is very much about hope and preparation and waiting and longing. It is also about connection. This season coincides with the end of our calendar year, creating ... Read More »

Waiting for God

Posted by Hilda Walter on 12/07/20

12-6-20 – 2nd Sunday Advent

Advent presents a great opportunity to re-align our hopes and goals with what God wants us to become. Let’s ask ourselves: Do I feel gratitude for the blessings and gifts I already have?  Am I aware of God’s constant care and presence in my ... Read More »

Awareness in Advent

Posted by Hilda Walter on 11/23/20

11-29-20 – 1st Sunday Advent

Advent seems a perfect time to heighten awareness of and appreciation for God’s presence in our everyday living. This season of expectant waiting and preparation echoes his generosity and constant care.  As we begin a new liturgical year, we might pray for ways to ... Read More »

Jesus Christ, Lord and King

Posted by Hilda Walter on 11/23/20

11-22-20

Our Lord, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – the Last Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ordinary!  Are you kidding? Everyone will surely agree that these last eight months have been anything but ordinary!  Pardon the literal interpretation…couldn’t resist!  In fact, the term ‘ordinary’ does have relevance. Many things ... Read More »

Our Talents are Gifts from God

Posted by Hilda Walter on 11/18/20

November 15, 2020

Today in Matthew’s Gospel, servants were called to an accounting of how they used their talents. Do we realize that God has bestowed many ‘talents’ on us: abilities which we are called to develop and use, along with many capabilities which allow us to love, to ... Read More »

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