Jesuits Telling Jokes: A (Serious) Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality

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Loyola Press, Nov 1, 2016 - Religion - 112 pages
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A core tenet of Ignatian spirituality is that God can be found in all things. From the standpoint of the Jesuits, “all things” most definitely includes humor! In Jesuits Telling Jokes, Nikolaas Sintobin, SJ, uses a little Jesuit jocularity to introduce us to the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits)—how they began, who they are, what they do. Each chapter opens with a humorous cartoon and joke to illuminate one particular aspect of the Jesuits, and the rest of the chapter offers a brief but insightful look into a foundational Ignatian principle or practice, such as the discernment of spirits, finding freedom in obedience, and making the street a monastery.
 For anyone wanting a good laugh and a great introduction to how the Jesuits live, work, think, and pray, Jesuits Telling Jokes is the perfect place to start.
 

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Contents

FOREWORD
WHO ARE THE JESUITS?
Finding God and Serving Him in All Things
Living with Tensions
Daring to Trust
Freedom in Obedience
The Discernment of Spirits
Experiencing and Discovering for Ourselves
A Spirituality of the Present Moment
Trusting God and His Creatures
The Heart as Compass
The Challenge of Enculturation
Friends in the Lord
Committed to Faith and Justice
Learning from Our Desires
The Street Is Their Monastery

On the Path of Excellence
Moving from the Fifth Gospel to the Peripheries
Constantly Adapting
The Ministry of Silence
Companions of Jesus
For Rather Than Against
ENDNOTE
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NIKOLAAS SINTOBIN, SJ, joined the Society of Jesus in 1989, following a short career as a lawyer. He was trained as a Jesuit in Brussels, Paris, and Santiago de Chile. Today he is a spiritual director who is keenly interested in online ministry and discovering new ways to help people find God.

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