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Ignatian Spirituality for Easter

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Easter 2013 - The Risen Christ - Jesuits New EnglandChristus resurrexit! Christ is Risen!

The New England and New York Provinces of Jesuits are continuing our weekly Ignatian spirituality podcasts through Easter and Pentecost. Each Sunday a Jesuit will offer a reflection on the topic of that Sunday’s readings or liturgical theme. These podcasts are a continuation of our Ignatian Lenten podcast series.

Provincial of New England, Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, also shares this Easter message with our friends and collaborators.

Bookmark this page and return each Sunday from Easter through Pentecost for a new reflection or subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes.

Easter Sunday: The Road to Emmaus

Christ is Risen! Fr. Casey Beaumier, SJ, discusses recognizing Christ in our midst through Ignatian spirituality and receiving grace to share in the glory Christ experiences through the Resurrection. Fr. Casey is studying history at Boston College. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2005 and is a member of the Wisconsin province.

Luke 24:32 – “They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?’”


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Second Sunday of Easter: Doubt and Faith

Tom Olson, SJ, reflects on the gospel reading for this second Sunday of Easter.  Tom examines the story of the doubting apostle Thomas and how Jesus meets him through the lens of our own modern day doubts and faith. Tom Olson, SJ is a Jesuit scholastic at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.


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Third Sunday of Easter: Recognizing Christ

For the third Sunday of Easter podcast Fr. Charles Connolly, SJ, examines the message in the last three Sunday gospel readings. He explains how the gospels call us to recognize the presence of Jesus in our daily lives. Fr. Charles Connolly, SJ, is the associate director of advancement for the New England Province of Jesuits.


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Fourth Sunday of Easter: Recognizing Christ

Fr. Chuck Frederico, SJ, vocation director for the Maryland, New England and New York Provinces, offers a reflection for the fourth Sunday of Easter (and World Day of Prayer for Vocations) on the themes of competence, conscience and compassion in the readings and Gospel.


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Fifth Sunday of Easter: Importance of Glory

Fr. Tom Benz, SJ, the assistant director of novices at St. Andrew Hall, the Jesuit novitiate in Syracuse, NY, offers a reflection for the fifth Sunday of Easter focusing on the importance of glory.


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Sixth Sunday of Easter: The Way to the Father

Fr. Alejandro Olayo-Mendez, SJ, offers reflection on Jesus as the way to the Father. How do we hold on to the hope that the Resurrection gives us? How do we find and walk the path towards salvation? Keeping with the spirit of the Pentecostal theme of hearing “each in his own language,” this podcast is offered in both English and Spanish versions


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Sexto Domingo de Pascua: El Camino

(En Español) P. Alejandro Olayo-Méndez, SJ, ofrece una reflexión sobre el Evangelio de este domingo (Juan 14:1-12) en Jesús como el camino hacia el Padre. ¿Cómo nos aferramos a la esperanza que la resurrección nos da? ¿Cómo encontrar y caminar el camino hacia la salvación? Siguiendo con el espíritu de la Pentecostal tema “cada uno los oía hablar en su propio idioma”, este podcast se ofrece en dos versiones Inglés y Español.


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Pentecost: The Holy Spirit

Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, Provincial of New England, offers our final podcast in our Lent and Easter Ignatian Spirituality series on Pentecost. Fr. Sheehan brings full circle our faith journey from Ash Wednesday through Pentecost as he reflects on the Holy Spirit at work in the world and offered to each person. His podcast concludes with a look at the ancient Pentecost prayer known as “The Sequence.”


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