Recent Submissions

  • The union of minds and hearts : celebrating the spiritual roots of Creighton University : an introduction for newcomers 

    Weber, Laura A. (Creighton University Press. 2000-01-01)
    A collection of essays by 20 Creighton Jesuits and lay partners, offers a concise introduction to Creighton's founding vision, a brief recounting of the life and educational endeavors of St. Ignatius of Loyola, an exploration ...
  • A Renewed Personal Encounter With Jesus 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first two paragraphs of "A Renewed Personal Encounte with Jesus"|In his Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis appeals to all of us to give ourselves to a "renewed personal encounter" with ...
  • Parenting Our Adult Children 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first three paragraphs of "Parenting our Adult Children"|From the time our children are born, our job is to take care of them. Changing diapers, feeding, dressing and caring for them are what parenting means. ...
  • Enjoying Vacation Time 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first four paragraphs of "Enjoying Vacation Time"|It is difficult to take a break, to be on holiday or on vacation but it can be easier with a focus on the reasons for rest. A recent study demonstrated that ...
  • Contemplating the Day After the Cruxification with the Mother of James and John 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first three paragraphs of "Contemplating the Day After the Crucifixion with the Mother of James & John"|Mary has finally fallen asleep so I'll step outside for a minute. Just sitting here in the sun feels ...
  • How Ordinary Time Readings Are Organized 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first four paragraphs of "How Ordinary Time Readings are Organized"|Understanding the arrangement of the readings can help us appreciate the movement of the season and to use them to grow in our relationship ...
  • Finding Our Way Back Home: Getting Un-Stuck in our Prayer Life 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first four paragraphs of "Finding Our Way Back Home"|There are times in our lives when we simply need to start something with a fresh outlook. Periodically, we need to begin again - a routine, a resolution ...
  • A Vatican II Overview 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first three paragraphs of "A Vatican II Overview"|The fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of Vatican II inspires me to reflect upon a few things about what that Council meant for us. We can sometimes forget ...
  • My Mother's Suspice: An Alzheimer's Story 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first half of "My Mother's Suscipe: An Alzheimer's Story"|My mother, Rosemary Mulligan McCann, was a brilliant woman, and it was particularly hard for us to watch as Alzheimer's seeped her brilliance from ...
  • Symbols in My Home 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first three paragraphs of "Symbols in My Home"|Just because it is Ordinary Time, it doesn't mean we can't use symbols well. Advent has a wreath. Christmas has a tree. Lent has Ashes and palms. Easter has fire ...
  • Praying the Psalms 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first four paragraphs of "Praying the Psalms"|Using the Psalms is a great way to pray. These wonderful examples of Hebrew poetry come from worship services, important celebrations and historical events, songs ...
  • Jesus, My Friend in Capernaum 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first four paragraphs of "Jesus, My Friend in Capernaum"|"When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee ... and went to live in Capernaum by the sea." Matthew 4:12. I often watched my ...
  • A Visit: Mary and John Remember the Choosing of the 12 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first half of "A Visit: Mary & John Remember the Choosing of the 12"|Ephesus, A.D. 67, at the home of John and Mary, with visitors and new converts, Linus and Agnes.|John: It is so good of you to visit us, ...
  • Herod Wants to Kill You 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first three paragraphs of "Herod Wants to Kill You"|I was so nervous just being in the crowd. I had been watching him for several days now. There was tension in the air. It seemed so surprising to me that the ...
  • How Do We Pray With Our Imagination? 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    We meet new friends and we want to get to know them better. How do we do it? We share our stories. We tell them about our childhood, how we met our spouse or how our great-grandparents moved here. |We live in a rational, ...
  • Prayer As Relationship: Our Friendship With God 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first four paragraphs of "Prayer as Relationship"|Many of us remember the oldest and best definition of prayer: "raising the mind and heart to God." I suspect that most of us practiced the first part, raising ...
  • Gather Us In: Pondering the Upcoming Synod on Family and Church 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first five paragraphs of "Gather Us In"|Jesus was a gatherer. He invited lowly fishermen to follow him. Children, who had no status at all, were summoned, "Come to me." A number of his close friends were ...
  • Judging Others? Or Ourselves? 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first five paragraphs of "Judging Others? Or Ourselves"|We often see things very clearly. We can look at the famous illusion and we know, we insist - we can argue clearly - that we see a young woman. |Or an ...
  • Contemplating the Call of Matthew 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" When Jesus saw Matthew, sitting at his customs table, Jesus must have seen how the people despised this tax collector. Jesus had to sense that this kind of ...
  • Beginning Again: Talking With God 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-01)
    Text from the first two paragraphs of "Beginning Again: Talking with God"|We have good intentions and resolves and one thing so many of us want is a deeper relationship with God. It is a longing that comes from our hearts ...

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