Simple Thoughts for a New Year….

“Life is more than work. Love is not a burden to be borne. Simple joys in simple living simply strips away the years.” Extracted from a fuller meditation by: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ, is a retreat master, writer, and spiritual director at the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in Barrington, IL. His weekly video reflections […]

Welcome to 2018

As we prepare to enter a new year let us reflect that we are better than our worst deeds! We are capable of great acts of compassion and selfless acts that can make life better for all  at very little cost to ourselves. Let us look to the future with HOPE!

Prayer for Christmastide

Let us know peace. For as long as the moon shall rise, For as long as the rivers shall flow, For as long as the sun will shine, For as long as the grass shall grow, Let us know peace. —A Native American Prayer for Peace Appeared first in Jesuit Prayer


It is time to listen to the Cries of the Earth and of the Poor! At this time of the year as Society in the Advanced Developed Countries prepares for the celebbration of mass-consumption that has become Christmas we need to wake-up and observe the pain of our poor brothers and sisters who live in […]