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Ignatian Threads

Here I Am, Lord!

Posted by Hilda Walter on 2/24/22

February 20

One inspiring aspect of Ignatian spirituality is the understanding that God meets us where we are!  God does not wait until we conquer our doubts and fears, or resolve our sinful issues, or commit to regular religious practices.  He remains steadfastly ‘there’ and His invitation for us ... Read More »

'Spiritual' exercises

Posted by Hilda Walter on 2/14/22

February 13

Just as walking, running, and biking are physical exercises, Ignatius referred to the means by which we come into contact with God as ‘spiritual exercises.’ He desired for us to discover and try to live out God’s hopes for us.  His own experience convinced him that God ... Read More »

God can ONLY love!

Posted by Hilda Walter on 2/08/22

February 6

God’s love for us is boundless and unconditional.  As deeply as we love a child, a spouse, or a parent, our Creator’s love is beyond human understanding.   God can ONLY love.  He gave us the gift of life; hence, the gift of love: to receive and to share.  ... Read More »

By God's design

Posted by Hilda Walter on 1/31/22

January 30, 2022

God’s love for us is boundless and unconditional.  As deeply as we love a child, a spouse, or a parent, our Creator’s love is beyond human understanding.   God can ONLY love.  He gave us the gift of life; hence, the gift of love: to receive and to ... Read More »

Find God in All Things

Posted by Hilda Walter on 1/20/22

Ignatian spirituality teaches that God is an active God: ever present in our lives, inviting, guiding, directing, and constantly pursuing us, never giving up even if we do at times. 'Finding God in All Things' is a wonderful characteristic of Ignatian spirituality which can be truly transformative.  It invites us to search for God in ... Read More »

"I Am Well-pleased"

Posted by Hilda Walter on 1/10/22

January 9, 2022

The Baptism of the Lord

What if we had been at the Jordan River when John the Baptist was baptizing? Would we have wondered if John might be the Christ? Imagine your reaction when John responds to our wonderings by saying: “I am baptizing you with ... Read More »

They Followed the Star!

Posted by Hilda Walter on 1/04/22

They Followed the Star!

Today we celebrate The Epiphany of The Lord – the manifestation of Christ to all the world.  We rejoice in the revelation of God in the humanity of Jesus Christ!  Through an Ignatian lens let us enter into the Gospel scene and pray with our ... Read More »

Align with God

Posted by Hilda Walter on 12/15/21

December 12, 2021

Advent means ‘a coming into place, view, or being,’ reminding us of a movement, a journey, having a goal or destination.  At this time the church resets its clock and begins a new year. Advent is very much about hope and waiting and longing. It is also ... Read More »

Advent Prayers and Goals

Posted by Hilda Walter on 12/06/21

December 5

This Advent season might be a good opportunity to re-align our hopes and goals with what God wants us to become. In these fast-paced weeks before Christmas, how can we slow down and savor the graces of Advent?  Can we overlay a sense of gratitude for the ... Read More »

Celebrate Jesus Christ as Lord of all Things

Posted by Hilda Walter on 11/22/21

11-21-21

Today we celebrate the authority of Christ as King and Lord of all things. It seems fitting that this feast celebrating Christ's kingship falls right before Advent, when we will liturgically wait for the promised Messiah (King). As we praise and glorify the loving and merciful king of ... Read More »

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