July 31 is the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. Fifty-four years ago, at the age of 17, I entered the society as a somewhat naive and reckless young adult. Asking God for travel and adventure, in His tremendous generosity, I received an overabundance of both. It is truly unbelievable the way God has graced me, and I am overwhelmed with gratitude.READ MORE
"Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." (Mk 6:31)
As we gear up for the new school and fiscal year, it is important that we all get rest, recreation, a retreat if possible. Jesus and his disciples were just as challenged then as we are today.
Let's all make an effort to "Recreate" ourselves through rest and relaxation.READ MORE
Jesus sent the 12 out, two by two, on a mission. No food, no money, nothing extra. What is the no-frills core of our mission and how can we accomplish it?READ MORE
"My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made in perfect weakness." Lord, let me turn my weakness over to you so that your power can manifest in me, remembering that when I am weak, then your power working through me makes me strong.READ MORE
The woman with the hemorrhage was unclean according to Jewish law. She violated the law by touching Jesus. What faith she had that he would overlook her viiolation of the law, see her faith, and heal her of her afflictions! Lord, increase our faith...to help us grow in your love and overcome our fears and our shortcomings.READ MORE