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Woman sits reflectively at sunset
The lonely place to which Jesus so urgently invited his exhausted disciples was meant to be a place of refreshment and rest.  It was supposed to be quiet and peaceful. All that had been done on the apostolic mission was to have been serenely meditated upon there and properly discussed.  However, the lonely place turned out to be full of enthusiastic hearers of Jesus’ teaching who had to be looked after and nourished.   This intrusion of the work of salvation into the...
Woman on bench
Whether you are looking forward to putting your feet up or preparing for an action-packed adventure, the benefits of a good holiday are invaluable, says Gerald O’Mahony SJ. Slowing down and gearing up can both be ways of following God’s will if they lead us towards consolation. I have been asked to explore the biblical, Ignatian and other foundations of a healthy and positive approach to rest and holidays, encouraging readers to really make the most of whatever break they may be intending...