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Merry Christmas from the Ignatian Center

 
Just about every Christmas homily I’ve ever heard has been about “remembering the true meaning of Christmas” and not getting carried away with the festivities. I’d like to offer a slightly different angle: being grateful for God entering into our human experience, sharing it, and so transforming it.
 
In his Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius presents the Incarnation as beginning not in Nazareth or Bethlehem but with the three persons of the Trinity looking down on the earth in all its beauty, need, and pain. God decides to “work the redemption of the human race”:  the time has come when the mystery of God’s plan will become clear in the person and work of Jesus, Son of God and Son of Mary. With Mary’s “Let this happen,” a new and better version of ourselves and the world becomes not only desirable, but also possible. Our “working the redemption” means sharing with each other in that better way of being.
 
May your holiday be filled with the true meaning of Christmas.   
 
Rev. Dorian Llywelyn, S.J.
Executive Director
 

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Reflections of a Self-Proclaimed Talker

Sri Ramesh, 2017 SCU graduate, finds herself in a place of reflection. It’s a surprising place to be, for this self-proclaimed “talker,” but it’s where she often lives since going on her first immersion trip the summer after her freshman year.

To learn about Sri’s life-changing experience, read the full interview.


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