CLC Poster Christian Life Community Become, Believe, Be Sent The hunger for wholeness is a life-long desire for us humans. Our activities, spirituality, relationships, job, religion, are means to a greater understanding of our vocation — the response to the desire for wholeness God has placed in our hearts. It is difficult to embark on

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The Jesuit paleontologist priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.  wrote a prayer entitled Patient Trust. The opening line is simply, “Above all, trust in the slow work of God”.  It is a prayer that I personally struggle with as I often push my desires forward; at times perhaps forgetting the deeper desires of Christ.  Chardin

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  Greetings. My name is Janeen Steer and I am an ordained Presbyterian minister who is now part of the University Ministry team. I like questions. There is a neighbor girl on the cartoon Phineas and Ferb who always says “What ya doing?” That little girl could be me for I  like to ask the

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The energy that surrounds campus in early September excites all who are part of the Gonzaga Community. From faculty, staff, students and parents, there is a sense of anticipation to see what this newness and excitement will bring. Where will the journey take us? Amongst the newness of this school year comes an opportunity for

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Student Reflection: Lent By Sarah Dolphin ‘11 Lent from the mind of my pre-college self: A time to give up eating sweets, stop fighting with my sister, or committing more time to community service; six weeks of Friday nights spent serving soup dinners at church to the Lenten lecture visitors Lent from the mind of

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By: Michelle Wheatley A professor on campus describes divine mystery as an encounter with God which brings us to silence—not because there is nothing to say, but because even after we have exhausted everything there is to say about God, there is still something more to experience. As a campus minister, I am privileged to

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By Matthew Kiernan, ‘11 As a senior, my career at Gonzaga has been filled with many amazing blessings and opportunities.  These include friendships, classes, retreats, sports, and many other surprises. I have spent time talking with several other friends about the crazy idea that soon we will be leaving our friendly confines and being challenged

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JesuitSpeak XI Really? I can remember the conversation quite clearly.  I had just finished my first quarter of college and was sitting in my parent’s living room.  My siblings might deny this reality, but as I was the fifth child to go off to college; my parent’s had this topic of conversation memorized. The point

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Growing up, Advent was always closely associated with Christmas, getting presents, decorating the house, and making Christmas cookies.  But once I was old enough to realize that Advent was actually the preparation, the few weeks leading up to Christmas, the traditions surrounding the two seemed to naturally separate.  Advent provides us a time to stop

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