Responding to the Abuse Crisis

The same day as the release of the Grand Jury report in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, August 14, I moved to Berkeley, California, for the final three years of Jesuit formation to become a Catholic priest. On August 15, I began a five-day training with Off the Mat, Into the World, an organization bridging yoga, self-inquiry,…

What Fills and Satisfies the Soul

January 10, 2018 Alan C. Haras Originally published: http://alanharas.blogspot.com/ “For what fills and satisfies the soul consists, not in knowing much, but in our understanding the realities profoundly and in savoring them interiorly.” ~St. Ignatius of Loyola, The Spiritual Exercises [2] translated by George Ganss, SJ  “The idea of jnana centers on a cognitive event which is recognized when…

When Yoga and Ignatian Spirituality Meet

November 20, 2015 |by Bobby Karle, SJ Video: Gabby Demattais Originally published: thejesuitpost.org/2015/11/when-yoga-and-ignatian-spirituality-meet I had recently come back from two-years in Belize as a Jesuit Volunteer and was discerning entering the Jesuits when yoga and Ignatian spirituality proved to be valuable resources in my life. They gave me direction and clarity during my most significant…

Yoga vs. Church

Joe Hoover, SJ Originally published January, 23, 2012: https://thejesuitpost.org/2012/01/yoga-vs-church/ Mass in the side chapels of urban parishes tends to draw pretty much the same crowd. A thin somber college student wearing outdated clothing, and not ironically, walks into the nave and kneels perfectly before sliding into the pew. Later in the communion line he will…