Tag Archives: Ignatian Spirituality

Drama in the Life of St. Ignatius of Loyola

[Homily, ADDU University Mass in honor of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Matina, July 30, 2015.] It is with great joy that we come together again as a university community to celebrate St. Ignatius of Loyola.   This is not just a Jesuit … Continue reading

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Ignatian Conversation: Discernment at ADDU

[Materials for Ignatian Conversations, ADDU, Finster Auditoriam, July 20, 2015] Appropriating Discernment in the Implementation of the Vision and Mission of the ADDU. From the Vision and Mission Statement of the ADDU, it is clear that the ADDU is Jesuit, … Continue reading

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Leadership Ultimately in Discipleship

[Personal Sharing on the Occasion of the Launch of the Leadership Center of the Jesuit Higher Education Commission] Thank you for this opportunity to share with you some of my thoughts on leadership.  As requested by the organizers, I will … Continue reading

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Simbang Gabi: Beyond Reason

[Homily. First Day of Simbang Gabi, 2013.  Chapel of the Assumption, ADDU] In the whole liturgical year, this is perhaps my favorite Mass.  Why?  Perhaps because it is so irrational, yet beloved.  Because it is so unnecessary, yet compelling.  Because … Continue reading

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The Scent of Silence at St. Joseph’s Sanctuary

I had been here before, once for a quick tour when the sanctuary was still being constructed, then again for a family gathering. So I knew of the extraordinary beauty of this garden, and of the ten “cells” that were … Continue reading

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Return to Me!

[Homily: Ash Wednesday, 2012] One of the formulae used in the impositions of ashes on this day is: “Remember man that you are dust and unto dust you shall return.” I am not sure how old this particular formula is. … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday and “Agere Contra”

Today is Ash Wednesday – the start of the Season of Lent. The Ordo defines Lent as “a preparation for the celebration of Easter.” It also says: “Ash Wednesday is a day of penance in the universal church, a day … Continue reading

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