Ignatian Threads

Ignatian Threads

Pentecost

Posted by Hilda Walter on 6/01/22

Pentecost

A locked door does not prevent the Risen Jesus from joining the gathering of his fearful disciples.  He appears recognizable and stands in their midst.  How do we perceive and receive the Spirit of God?  Do we open the door of our heart to let the Holy Spirit ... Read More »

Listen and Follow the Shepherd

Posted by Hilda Walter on 5/09/22

May 8, 2022

Are you savoring the graces of this Easter season? Do you follow the Risen Jesus with deep love and gratitude for all that has impacted our lives because of his life, death and resurrection?  In today’s Gospel Jesus says, “My sheep hear my voice; I know ... Read More »

Jesus Among Us

Posted by Hilda Walter on 5/02/22

May 1, 2022

How fortunate we are that the Risen Jesus is a truth we know and believe.  Let’s reflect on those who knew Jesus in his earthly life and experienced the pain, fear, and confusion of what happened to him and what it would be like with him ... Read More »

Jesus greets with "Peace"

Posted by Hilda Walter on 4/25/22

April 24 - Divine Mercy Sunday

In today’s Gospel Jesus appears two times to his disciples after his resurrection. He is not bound by space; he enters through a locked door. Imagine you are one of those disciples, fearful and uncertain. Your beloved friend who was crucified is miraculously ... Read More »

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Posted by Hilda Walter on 4/18/22

April 17 - Easter Celebration

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 prayerfully contemplate the great love God has for us and the blessings he has bestowed upon us.  In response ... Read More »

Walk with Jesus

Posted by Hilda Walter on 4/11/22

April 10

On this Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, we are transported in our reflections to the place, the sights, and the sounds of the events surrounding this compelling story. We prayerfully share in the emotions and actions that accompany Jesus’ suffering and crucifixion. Also, we are blessed ... Read More »

Imaginative Gospel Contemplation

Posted by Hilda Walter on 4/06/22

April 3

Today’s Gospel is good for reflection with imaginative Gospel contemplation.  Ignatius believed that there is value in praying with our imaginations as well as with our thoughts and actions. In using this form of Ignatian prayer, we ‘jump into the scene’ using our senses. What we see ... Read More »

Lenten Opportunity

Posted by Hilda Walter on 3/21/22

March 20, 2022

Are you having a good Lent?  Do you view Lent primarily as a time of sacrifice?  Have you promised to give up something you enjoy or to find coins for the Rice Bowl or to pray more and attend Mass more often? Such actions fulfill that ... Read More »

A Time for Listening

Posted by Hilda Walter on 3/14/22

March 13, 2022

“This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” These words in today’s Gospel prompt us to ask: Do I listen?  How can I show by my living that I follow God’s ‘chosen Son’? How can I wake up to what God wants of me? Lent is ... Read More »

Ignatian theme at Novena of Grace

Posted by Hilda Walter on 2/28/22

February 27

You have seen publicity for the Parish Mission/Novena of Grace – Gesu’s annual Lenten speaker series March 4-12, which culminates on the 400th anniversary of the canonizations of Saints Ignatius Loyola and Francis Xavier.  We also celebrate the 500th anniversary of Ignatius’ “Cannonball Moment” which led him to abandon ... Read More »

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