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Mary Ann L. Smith

About Mary Ann L. Smith

Called to shine the great light on the living beauty of faith through prayer

Mindfulness Monday – The Daily Examen*

March 2, 2015

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St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit Order, popularized a prayer called “the daily examen,” an examination of conscience, to see where God was active in your day. Below are the five easy steps to pray the examen at the end of your day.  The prayer will take 15-20 minutes.  Overtime, you might notice God’s […]

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Men in Action for Jake

February 27, 2015

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“Act as if everything depended on you, trust as if everything depended on God.”   by St. Ignatius of Loyola Jake Peters is a junior at Loyola High School, Los Angeles, a Jesuit, all boys, college preparatory school embedded in the teachings of St. Ignatius.  I do not know Jake or his family, but my son […]

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Lovingratitude Thursday – Authentic Friendships

February 26, 2015

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I am blessed with a number of deep, authentic friendships where honesty and a non-judgmental attitude prevail, where laughter, joy, friendship, and listening overcome the tears of life’s challenges, where belonging has no questions; where love is the “queen bee.” With lovingratitude, thank you to my friends for the gift of your genuine friendship, for […]

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Mindfulness Monday – JOY

February 23, 2015

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On Saturday, February 21, 1015, I attended a Day of Recollection at Loyola High School in Los Angeles where Father James L. Heft, S.M. shared: “joy is profound; happiness comes and goes.” He closed the day reminding us to “be confident, be seen, be joyful!” Today, take a mindfulness moment to deeply root your entire […]

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