2020 archive of Ignatian Threads

2020 archive of Ignatian Threads

With Us Always

Posted by Hilda Walter on 5/22/20

5-24-20 –Celebrate the Ascension

In our celebration of Jesus’ Ascension, let‘s use imaginative Gospel contemplation and put ourselves on the mountain to where Jesus had directed his disciples. Throughout Scripture, mountains have been settings of transcendence, places to ‘meet’ God.  We come to see what our Risen Lord wants ... Read More »

The Gift of God's Love

Posted by Hilda Walter on 5/15/20

God gave the greatest gift: Himself.  Through Jesus’ humanity, we know the Father.  In these past weeks we have explored the fullness of this gift.  In John's Gospel of the 6th Sunday of Easter, Jesus reassures his apostles with great love and concern that he is not abandoning them. ... Read More »

Have Faith and Trust

Posted by Hilda Walter on 5/11/20

Jesus’ words to his disciples in John’s Gospel today, “Do not let your hearts be troubled,” can be applied to our lives today.   We, as were the disciples, are understandably troubled during these uncertain times.  Let us take Jesus’ advice into our hearts and try our best to maintain ... Read More »

Follow the Shepherd

Posted by Hilda Walter on 5/01/20

5-3-20

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 connects the Shepherd of the sheep to the Gate through ... Read More »

Keep Our Eyes Open

Posted by Hilda Walter on 4/27/20

Are we sometimes like the disciples on the road to Emmaus who don’t recognize Jesus even as he walks beside them?  In The Ignatian Adventure, Kevin O’Brien, S.J. writes that “our God is a God of life. The Resurrection reveals how God is always bringing life from death, hope ... Read More »

Jesus Walks with Us

Posted by Hilda Walter on 4/20/20

Are we sometimes like the disciples on the road to Emmaus who don’t recognize Jesus even as he walks beside them?  In The Ignatian Adventure, Kevin O’Brien, S.J. writes that “our God is a God of life. The Resurrection reveals how God is always bringing life from death, hope ... Read More »

He is Risen and with us!

Posted by Hilda Walter on 4/15/20

4-12-20 – Easter                                                                                                       

This unprecedented time of crisis is laced with uncertainty and change, but the Christ of the Resurrection is a constant!  Let Our Risen Lord fill the spaces in our hearts where concern has taken a foothold.  In the Fourth Week of his Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius ... Read More »

Jesus comes with promise!

Posted by Hilda Walter on 4/09/20

4-5-20 – Palm Sunday

​Today we recall Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem to fulfill the Paschal Mystery.  Though we won’t be together processing through the church with palms, we can still lift our heads and hearts ​and​ let the King of Glory enter our lives. He comes in glory; he comes ... Read More »

Hope and Promise

Posted by Hilda Walter on 3/30/20

3-29-20 – 5th Sunday of Lent

As we deal with new challenges in this unprecedented time, it may seem like we really are in the desert.  John’s Gospel today is filled with intense human emotions, presenting experiences such as loss of a loved one, along with an amalgam of ... Read More »

God is in Charge

Posted by Hilda Walter on 3/23/20

3-22-20 – 4th Sunday of Lent

We might benefit from a bit of spiritual ‘spring cleaning.’  It takes courage to look inside ourselves and admit our shortcomings, jealousies, doubts – all possible distractions from what God wants for us. In fact, these realizations can be the very thing that ... Read More »

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