Ordinary—usually understood as nondescript, unimportant, dull, boring—as in the often heard summertime whine, “There’s nothing to do… everything is sooooo boring!”
Of course, Ordinary Time is far from boring and actually refers to that which is “ordered”—the time in the liturgical year when we live our lives neither in penance, as in Advent or Lent, or in feasting—the seasons of Christmas and Easter. It’s that season of time when we live the ordinariness of everyday life.
St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus—the Jesuits, taught us that it’s here, in the ordinariness of everyday life, that we can encounter God, can come to know God in a concrete and intimate way, by simply becoming aware of God’s presence in the most simple non-celebratory seasons of life.
We invite you to peruse some of our upcoming opportunities that may help you to explore, celebrate and enjoy some of the ways that God may be inviting you to notice the extraordinary in the ordinary.