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Waiting for God

Posted by Hilda Walter on 12/07/20

12-6-20 – 2nd Sunday Advent

Advent presents a great opportunity to re-align our hopes and goals with what God wants us to become. Let’s ask ourselves: Do I feel gratitude for the blessings and gifts I already have?  Am I aware of God’s constant care and presence in my ... Read More »

Awareness in Advent

Posted by Hilda Walter on 11/23/20

11-29-20 – 1st Sunday Advent

Advent seems a perfect time to heighten awareness of and appreciation for God’s presence in our everyday living. This season of expectant waiting and preparation echoes his generosity and constant care.  As we begin a new liturgical year, we might pray for ways to ... Read More »

Jesus Christ, Lord and King

Posted by Hilda Walter on 11/23/20

11-22-20

Our Lord, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – the Last Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ordinary!  Are you kidding? Everyone will surely agree that these last eight months have been anything but ordinary!  Pardon the literal interpretation…couldn’t resist!  In fact, the term ‘ordinary’ does have relevance. Many things ... Read More »

Our Talents are Gifts from God

Posted by Hilda Walter on 11/18/20

November 15, 2020

Today in Matthew’s Gospel, servants were called to an accounting of how they used their talents. Do we realize that God has bestowed many ‘talents’ on us: abilities which we are called to develop and use, along with many capabilities which allow us to love, to ... Read More »

Stay Connected with God

Posted by Hilda Walter on 11/09/20

11-8-20

If we align with Ignatius in believing that we encounter God at every moment of our existence, we can presume a relationship with God.  This implies connection, association, or bond, favoring mutual participation.  In the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius offers insights as well as methods to deepen awareness of ... Read More »

Listen to Jesus

Posted by Hilda Walter on 11/02/20

11-1-20

Today we celebrate the Feast of All Saints and we listen to Matthew’s Gospel of Jesus teaching his disciples the Beatitudes. Let’s use Imaginative Contemplation and place ourselves on the mountain listening to these words of Jesus.  Do you react with amazement at the challenges these phrases present? ... Read More »

Love God and Your Neighbor

Posted by Hilda Walter on 10/19/20

October 25

This Sunday’s Gospel from Matthew 22: 34-40 is short, but profound.  Jesus responds to a question from a scholar of the law: “Which commandment in the law is the greatest?” In his answer he gives us the two greatest commandments. Ignatian spirituality teaches that God loves us ... Read More »

God Always Waits

Posted by Hilda Walter on 10/09/20

October 11

Ignatian spirituality teaches that God is an active God, ever-present in our lives: inviting, guiding, directing, and constantly pursuing us. Ignatius describes in his autobiography how he began to notice God working in his life, through the interior movements of his heart as well as in the ... Read More »

Thankful for God's Presence

Posted by Hilda Walter on 10/02/20

October 4

Inherent in Ignatian spirituality is the belief that God is active in our everyday lives. After all, we are each his creation. Wouldn’t it follow that our Heavenly Father desires to remain with us as we navigate the waters of our life’s journey? William A. Barry, S.J., ... Read More »

God in Your Decisions

Posted by Hilda Walter on 9/28/20

September 27

Discernment lies at the heart of Ignatian spirituality.  As we reflect on the experiences we encounter in our lives, discernment can be a prayerful guide in making decisions.  In an atmosphere of freedom, we should seek not to be biased in one direction or another.  We should ... Read More »

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