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Mindfulness Monday – The Daily Examen*

March 2, 2015



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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Lovingratitude Thursday – God is on my Team

February 19, 2015



It have had a silly dream that has lived  in my mind’s eye for over 40 years.  It all started when I learned to play volleyball.    I always felt my goal was unachievable based on my height.  One coach suggested that I not even try.  Today, my dream became a reality, and a friend […]

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