Tag Archives: St. Ignatius

Becoming a Father (Round 2)

If we had to heave our first child into existence, our second floated toward us on a gentle stream. We had only been trying for four months when we found out we were pregnant with number two. When Jennifer took a pregnancy test this time around, there was hardly any waiting before it blinked positive. […]

School of Spiritual Direction (Fall 2021)

Overview If you enjoy meaningful conversation, listening to others (particularly relative to their relationship with God), and long to companion people well as they seek to deepen their experience of God, the School of Spiritual Direction (SSD) may be for you. The SSD is a two-year certification program which trains and forms people in the […]

Fear: A Discernment Checklist

I am not usually prone to fear. I am an Enneatype 4 which, by virtue of being in the relational/heart triad, means that my Achilles heal is typically shame. Shame – that underlying sense of somehow being inherently wrong or deficient or not good enough – is something the contours of which I have traversed […]

Schools of Spiritual Formation (Fall 2020)

This fall, I will once again be teaching two Sustainable Faith schools – the School of Spiritual Direction and the School of Mercy and Justice. Both have a wonderfully contemplative and communal ethos and involve excellent readings, individual and group exercises, receiving spiritual direction, and practising spiritual disciplines. If you would like to have some […]

Schools of Spiritual Formation (Fall 2019)

Over the last few years, I have had the great privilege of being involved with an organization called Sustainable Faith. It’s no understatement to say that the organization, the schools it facilitates, and the friendships I have made therein have transformed my life. As a result, I am not the same person I was even […]

Driven into Wilderness (Year One, 1 Epiphany, Monday)

After much reflection and research, I purchased a lovely two-volume set of “Revised Office Readings” in preparation for 2019. There are various lectionaries (or collections/lists of scripture readings appointed for any given day of the year) and I have found them useful both in deciding what to read, and in keeping my life tethered to […]