Ignatius of Loyola on Gratitude

Ignatius of Loyola on Gratitude

It is important to have a day dedicated to saying Thank You. Of course, as with Mother’s Day, the project can devolve into a commercial, saccharine mockery. My inbox is full of Thanksgiving reflections–many of which are profound, others not so much. Is there...
What Comes After #2

What Comes After #2

Tis the Season! No, not that season, although I am sure that we will be inundated with Christmas Holiday stuff soon. But this coming week, we are invited to pay special attention to our dead. Summer is ended. The harvest is in. The days grow shorter and shorter. The...
What Comes After?  Neanderthal

What Comes After? Neanderthal

Neanderthals—dating back to about 160,000 to 40,000 years ago across Eurasia. They were tool makers, hunters, weavers, painters, jewelry makers. Why start our discussion about what comes after with these close relatives, cousins in essence, and ancestors? How are we...
What Comes After?  Neanderthal

What Comes After? Overview

What comes after? I have heard that question from individuals facing imminent death. Now I am hearing it from individuals who have heard about my work in spiritual direction. Sometimes the tone is speculative; sometimes there is a trace of fear; and sometimes there is...