Ignatian Threads

Ignatian Threads

Guided by the Holy Spirit

Posted by Hilda Walter on 5/25/21

May 23, 2021 - Feast of Pentecost

Pentecost: Jesus sends us The Spirit so we can live out the truths he taught. How do we perceive and receive the Spirit of God? Do we open the door of our hearts to let the Holy Spirit come in and make a dwelling place? As ... Read More »

Jesus' Ascension

Posted by Hilda Walter on 5/17/21

May 16, 2021

Jesus instructs his disciples to spread the Gospel.  We see a powerful promise inherent in this preaching: by Jesus’ death and resurrection, he has shown us there is a something beyond the trials and sufferings of our earthly life. Let’s reflect and ask ourselves some questions: ... Read More »

Help Me to Bear Fruit

Posted by Hilda Walter on 5/03/21

Today’s Gospel from John tells of Jesus’ last discourse with his disciples. It would follow that his final message to them carries particular significance. Let’s reflect on his metaphor of the Vine & Branches using the Ignatian prayer method of lectio divina. We read, we reread, we notice what ... Read More »

Celebrate the 'Risings'

Posted by Hilda Walter on 4/29/21

4-25-21 – John 10: 11-18 (The Good Shepherd)

In this Easter season, let us ask the Lord to strengthen our faith. Let the miracle of the resurrection be so real to us that the living Jesus truly becomes the center of our lives. The Resurrection reveals how God is ... Read More »

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 »


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