Bill Toner SJ

An ‘architectural gem’

December 21, 2022

The official launch of the Milltown Library, now housed in Woodlock Hall in Dublin City University’s All Hallows campus in Drumcondra, took place on Thursday 8 December 2022.

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In search of spirituality

December 5, 2022

BILL TONER SJ :: A spirituality of detachment is about creating the conditions for communicating with God – or rather, for allowing God to communicate with us.

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Why did God do that?

November 18, 2021

BILL TONER SJ :: Christians needn't look at misfortunes as willed by God; best to see God accompanying us through the randomness of life.

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God in my breathing

August 20, 2021

BILL TONER SJ :: Indian Jesuit Tony de Mello showed us how to pay attention to our breathing and why this is a valuable form of prayer for everyone

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Desolation and grace

May 25, 2021

BILL TONER SJ :: It is not always easy to discern whether dark times come from the good spirit or the bad. What matters is how we react to them

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The human mind – a glimpse of the divine?

March 22, 2021

BILL TONER :: Faith and the one truly mysterious thing in life – our own human mind, particularly our own consciousness

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The two gardeners

January 12, 2021

BILL TONER SJ :: God resembles the gardener who nurses sick plants back to health rather than the gardener who pulls them up in order to keep everything neat

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Moving beyond the old battles between science and religion

November 18, 2020

GERALDINE MOONEY SIMMIE :: Real change in our world will require moving away from the hyper-rationalism that shows in both science and religion

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Spirituality after Einstein

November 10, 2020

BILL TONER SJ :: The insights of Einstein have changed our understanding of the whole universe, but this does not put paid to spirituality.

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The experience of grace: a reflection

October 21, 2020

BILL TONER SJ :: Notes for an online group reflection on the experience of God's grace, with a little help from Karl Rahner

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