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If we are honest with ourselves, we know that addiction is a disease that touches all of our lives. Maybe it doesn't dwell in our own home, but in that of a family member or loved one. Maybe the addiction isn't to alcohol or drugs, but food or sex or gambling. But however addiction touches our lives and however desperate the situation may seem, one…
 
The arrival of December means college semesters are either finished or wrapping up. This was the first academic term that happened entirely within the pandemic, and there’s nobody better suited to give a bird’s-eye view of how the 26 Jesuit colleges and universities in the US handled the semester than Fr. Mike Garanzini, SJ.Fr. Garanzini is a Jesui…
 
The ancient practice of Lectio Divina (3rd and 4th centuries CE) originated in the monastic tradition as an expression of reading sacred texts and practicing prayer/silence. It consists of four parts: lectio (read the text), meditatio (reflect on the text), oratio (respond to the text), and contemplatio (rest). This episode prepares you, the listen…
 
How do you give thanks when the last thing you're feeling is grateful? How do you respond to St. Paul's invitation to "give thanks in all circumstances" when the whole year feels like a dumpster fire? When you really take the time to look through the eyes of faith, do you have more to be thankful for that you might have initially thought? These are…
 
Many of us won't be traveling or seeing loved ones for Thanksgiving this year. So host Mike Jordan Laskey called up his old college roommate to connect from afar: Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ. They discussed finding spiritual nourishment during the pandemic and how the Eucharist, which means "thanksgiving," can help heal divisions even when we can’t al…
 
The ancient practice of Lectio Divina (3rd and 4th centuries CE) originated in the monastic tradition as an expression of reading sacred texts and practicing prayer/silence. It consists of four parts: lectio (read the text), meditatio (reflect on the text), oratio (respond to the text), and contemplatio (rest). This episode prepares you, the listen…
 
With Thanksgiving approaching so quickly and Christmas looming on the horizon, many of us are left scratching our heads. How is this all going to work? Is it possible to have a happy Thanksgiving while simultaneously missing our loved ones desperately? How in the world are we supposed to make such a traditional and memory-soaked time of year feel a…
 
It's not shocking to say that the United States is a divided nation. And no matter who you voted for in the 2020 presidential election, you probably know someone who voted the other way. You probably know someone who feels discouraged and angry, just as much as you probably know someone who feels vindicated and hopeful. You yourself likely fall int…
 
The ancient practice of Lectio Divina (3rd and 4th centuries CE) originated in the monastic tradition as an expression of reading sacred texts and practicing prayer/silence. It consists of four parts: lectio (read the text), meditatio (reflect on the text), oratio (respond to the text), and contemplatio (rest). This episode prepares you, the listen…
 
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