Category Archives: saints

Floating, not drowning: Learning about love from Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day died 32 years ago today. She died in New York City (I had to look that up). It was cold (I didn’t have to look that up). The reason I know it was cold is because my father … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes volume 18: St Margaret’s Day edition

— 1 — As a kid I relished time spent with my dear grandmother Margaret, riding the city bus into downtown Hartford, pulling the cord to let the driver know to let us off at the G Fox building, and … Continue reading

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Fall in love, stay in love

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. That’s the way I look at many of the apocryphal stories about saints, so it doesn’t bother me if St Francis didn’t actually write the prayer of St … Continue reading

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Who are your saints?

The people in my life have made it easy for me to believe in a God of love. My co-workers are generous, faithful, and funny. They are kind to me even when I’m annoying, and they supported me last year … Continue reading

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Practicing Salvation

I was the kid who saved her allowance. I’m the person who works hard when she doesn’t have to so that when she can’t work hard she has a little capital built up – both social and financial. I try … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, volume 3

— 1 — First, thanks to everyone for celebrating our own “Ignatian Awareness Week” here on the blog. Inspired by Loyola Press’ “Find Your Inner Iggy” promotion I went back through the archives to find the best examples of my … Continue reading

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Find Your Inner Iggy: God in All Things

Finding God in gifts, people, and goodness: that’s what inspired this post on God in All Things from January 2011. I’m reposting it as part of my Ignatian Week, inspired by Loyola Press’ Find Your Inner Iggy promotion. With his feast … Continue reading

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Find Your Inner Iggy: Imagination

“Our imaginations shape our moral life”. This assertion, from the last paragraph of the following piece, originally posted in January 2011, reveals again the influence of Ignatian Spirituality in my life. I’m reposting it as part of my Ignatian Week, … Continue reading

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Find Your Inner Iggy: First Principle and Foundation for Living One’s Life

I’ve always insisted there is a system to my wild “organization style”, and that opinion was confirmed today when I managed to find a writing assignment from high school on Ignatius’ First Principle and Foundation. I’m resisting the urge to … Continue reading

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Find Your Inner Iggy: That is enough for me

This was written about two years ago, and touches on themes that I was just writing about recently – such as the value of prayer even when we’re not sure we “mean” it. I’m reposting it as part of my … Continue reading

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