Book Review, Works of Mercy

Worth Revisiting: Mercy in the City

If you find yourself wanting to grow spiritually, and to understand the connection in our shared journey as a people of faith, this is a sincerely beautiful witness! Available through Loyola Press. Mercy in the City is a witty and truly authentic grappling with the living out of our faith and call to do more… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Mercy in the City

Chicago, Loyola University, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting:Loyola Chicago

One year ago I was in Chicago- amidst its tree lined enclaves, diversity of Devon Avenue, beauty of its Gardens and splendor of Holy Name. Striding comfortably through Loyola’s historic Water Tower and Lake Shore campuses, I felt less like one of this city’s many tourists and more as if I had come home. Strange to… Continue reading Worth Revisiting:Loyola Chicago

#Spirituality, Book Review, Social Justice

Book Review:We Drink from Our Own Wells

Gustavo Gutiérrez, We Drink from Our Own Wells: The Spiritual Journey of a People. 20th Anniversary Edition. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2003. In the foreword, Henri Nouwen beautifully articulates that the premises within Gutiérrez’s book grow out of the “lived experience” (xiii b) of God’s presence in history as understood by “men and women who have devoted… Continue reading Book Review:We Drink from Our Own Wells

Prayer, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Praying Kataphatic or Apophatic?

How do you pray? Do you find your prayer overflowing with images, thoughts and conversations or instead find yourself wrapped in silence surrounded by God’s awe inspiring presence? While at various times we may find ourselves practicing both of these, understanding the shape your prayer takes helps us to simply understand how we personally connect… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Praying Kataphatic or Apophatic?

Spiritual Direction, Wit & Wisdom

Wit and Wisdom: Overcoming Disappointment

"We know that all things work for good for those who love God,* who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 I'd venture to say, that each of us has experienced disappointment numerous times in our lives. There are the daily goals that don't work out the way we had planned or expected and… Continue reading Wit and Wisdom: Overcoming Disappointment