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Worrywart

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As a consultant who works for myself, I know well the vagaries of clients and cash flows. In the seven years I’ve operated my own business, I’ve had some good stretches, and a few not-so-good stretches where I would find myself sleeplessly staring at the ceiling in my darkened bedroom wondering when and to whom… Read more »

Need to Know

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In government or businesses where secrecy is an issue, certain information is only made available to a restricted number of persons who need to know, in order to meet their responsibilities. In our relationship with God, secrecy is completely irrelevant and altogether unnecessary. We need to know everything that will enable us to accomplish our… Read more »

By the Hand

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This week’s blog post by Ignatian Volunteer Marta Hernandez Sayeed was originally published in IVC Chicago’s Footprints blog . Sometimes, it is hard to believe that I am finishing my fourth year as an assistant chaplain at Stroger Hospital.  By the end of my third year, I had settled down into what I thought was a nice routine.   In… Read more »

Reflections and Transformations

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This is the second in a two-part reflection from Sue and Craig Schoenfelder, a married couple who are Ignatian Volunteers in St. Louis.  To read the first piece in this series, click here . We began our service at Midtown Catholic Charities in St. Louis in October 2010. John introduced us around to his staff and… Read more »

The Journey – Whose Is It Really?

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A Christian retirement expert wrote: “the Holy Spirit gives us time, talent and strength to define our life meaning.” As IVC volunteers, we all have made a conscious decision to search for life’s meaning for us. We have found IVC as the conduit to our continued spiritual growth, which justly includes service “to and with”… Read more »

Push Back

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When children play, if one pushes, the other pushes back, according to their version of playground justice. In airports, a push-back is the first movement of a plane from the passenger terminal toward the runway. In spirituality, Ignatius of Loyola identifies pushing back as an appropriate response to fear, which relates directly with the first… Read more »

Happy Father’s Day, Fr. Joe!

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Joe Folzenlogen, S.J. serves as Spiritual Animator for the Ignatian Volunteer Corps in Cincinnati.  Here that means he is a founding father of IVC, celebrates liturgy with us and leads our book discussions at monthly gatherings and retreats. This is one of his many hats.  He is Vice-Superior of the Jesuit residence, Faber Community, in… Read more »

Me and the Money-Box

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This post was written by Kenneth Pruitt, Director of Volunteer Management and Service Learning at IVC partner agency Kingdom House in St. Louis.  It is part of a series of meditations he has written on each of Luther’s “95 Theses.” You can view all posts in the series here . Thesis 27. They preach man-made doctrine who say that… Read more »

Looking with Compassion

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Sometimes the daily readings for Eucharistic liturgies provide almost too much to take in. One such day is Wednesday of Easter week when we hear the wonderful story of the cure of the crippled man by Peter (Acts of the Apostles 3:1-10) as well as the stunning story of the two disciples on the road… Read more »