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Jesus is Gift

Posted by Hilda Walter on 4/19/21

Today we have another account of Jesus appearing to his disciples after his Resurrection, this time in the Gospel of Luke. Let’s put our imaginative contemplation in gear and enter into the scene. We hear the two disciples who met Jesus on the road to Emmaus recounting how their ... Read More »

"Peace Be With You!"

Posted by Hilda Walter on 4/13/21

We hear in today’s Gospel that a locked door does not prevent the Risen Jesus from joining the gathering of his fearful disciples. Jesus appears in their midst and announces his presence with the words “Peace be with you.”  If we reflect on this passage imaginatively, we are perhaps ... Read More »

Easter Joy! Rejoice and be glad!

Posted by Hilda Walter on 4/13/21

In the Fourth Week of his Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius invites us to experience joy as we share in the consolation of the Risen Christ.  We gratefully contemplate the great love God has for us and the blessings he has bestowed upon us.  In response we ask for the grace ... Read More »

Keep Eyes Fixed on Jesus

Posted by Hilda Walter on 3/29/21

This day- Palm Sunday – begins the week in which we will be led to, and through, the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. In the Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius encourages us to suffer ‘with’ Christ, to consider that all of the losses and deaths we have experienced in our ... Read More »

Look Inside in Faith

Posted by Hilda Walter on 3/23/21

Lent is a meaningful time to engage in a sort of spiritual ‘spring cleaning.’  It takes courage to look inside ourselves and admit to our shortcomings, jealousies, and distractions from what God may desire for us.  In fact, these realizations can be the very thing that directs us back ... Read More »

To the Heart of God

Posted by Hilda Walter on 3/01/21

The spiritual journey for St. Ignatius was an adventure of traversing the path between the head and the heart. This Basque soldier, Ignatius of Loyola, believed his worldly desires were transformed by God’s grace into desires for a life of simplicity, prayer, and service.  One of the most profound ... Read More »

In the Desert

Posted by Hilda Walter on 2/22/21

February 21 bulletin feature

This first Sunday in Lent finds Jesus in the desert where he remains for forty days. He is tempted by Satan and confronted by wild beasts. Ignatius might suggest we pray with lectio divina and find a word or a phrase in this short Gospel, ... Read More »

Lent Begins This Week

Posted by Hilda Walter on 2/15/21

Bulletin February 14, 2021

Lent begins this week – the days before Easter in remembrance of Jesus’ fasting in the desert for 40 days. Ashes from palm branches blessed on last year’s Palm Sunday will be sprinkled on heads, with the words ‘Turn away from sin and be faithful ... Read More »

Come As You Are

Posted by Hilda Walter on 2/01/21

Bulletin 1-31-21

One heartening aspect of Ignatian spirituality is the understanding that God meets us where we are!  What does this mean?  God does not wait until we conquer our doubts and our fears, or resolve our sinful issues, or commit to regular religious practices.  His ‘call’ for us to ... Read More »

Here I Am, Lord!

Posted by Hilda Walter on 1/18/21

January 17, 2021

Today’s Gospel from John 1: 35-42 presents an invitation and inspires a response. Two disciples see Jesus walk by and remark: “Behold, the Lamb of God!” Then they follow him. Imagine you are among those who hear this pronouncement and then hear Jesus ask you the ... Read More »

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