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With photographs by Xavier University 2008 International Photo Contest finalists and reflections and quotes by the Division of Mission & Identity of Xavier University, Privileged Moments, is a daily guide for self-reflection, awareness and contemplation.

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  • C r e a t i n g privileged moments

  • C r e a t i n g privileged moments

    Xavier University | Cincinnati, Ohio

  • C r e a t i n g privileged moments

    Xavier University | Cincinnati, Ohio

  • gnatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus in 1540, formulated

    a spirituality, a way of living, with an emphasis on the need for taking

    time out in our very busy days for self-reflection and self-awareness.

    This book was joyfully prepared as a daily guide

    for such Ignatian contemplation and discernment.

    I

  • gnatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus in 1540, formulated

    a spirituality, a way of living, with an emphasis on the need for taking

    time out in our very busy days for self-reflection and self-awareness.

    This book was joyfully prepared as a daily guide

    for such Ignatian contemplation and discernment.

    I

  • Colosseum Colonnade | William Froschauer

    When do I feel most alive?

    Dont be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you

    can, because when you feel

    nothing, its just death.

    Lena Horne

  • Colosseum Colonnade | William Froschauer

    When do I feel most alive?

    Dont be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you

    can, because when you feel

    nothing, its just death.

    Lena Horne

  • Shy | Kevin Edward Fitzgerald

    What am I?

    Do I try to be someone Im not?

    Learn to be what you are,

    and learn to resign

    with a good grace

    all that you are not.

    Henri Frederic Amiel

  • Shy | Kevin Edward Fitzgerald

    What am I?

    Do I try to be someone Im not?

    Learn to be what you are,

    and learn to resign

    with a good grace

    all that you are not.

    Henri Frederic Amiel

  • Shy Boy | Rebecca Gruenberg

    When do I feel most confident?

    Do I help others to feel confident and welcomed when they are around me?

    To value his [her] own good opinion, a child has to feel

    that [s]he is a worthwhile

    person. [S]He has to have

    confidence in himself

    [herself]as an individual.

    Sidonie Greunberg

  • Shy Boy | Rebecca Gruenberg

    When do I feel most confident?

    Do I help others to feel confident and welcomed when they are around me?

    To value his [her] own good opinion, a child has to feel

    that [s]he is a worthwhile

    person. [S]He has to have

    confidence in himself

    [herself]as an individual.

    Sidonie Greunberg

  • The Sun Fall & Low Tide Sets in on the Ao Nang Beach | Erik Ball

    Do I reflect on yesterday, feeling the grace and experiencing the searching?

    If you want to understand today, you have to search

    yesterday.

    Pearl Buck

  • The Sun Fall & Low Tide Sets in on the Ao Nang Beach | Erik Ball

    Do I reflect on yesterday, feeling the grace and experiencing the searching?

    If you want to understand today, you have to search

    yesterday.

    Pearl Buck

  • Two Ways of Life | Dick Gruber

    Am I open to any direction my path might take?

    Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in

    advancing toward what

    will be.

    Kahlil Gibran

  • Two Ways of Life | Dick Gruber

    Am I open to any direction my path might take?

    Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in

    advancing toward what

    will be.

    Kahlil Gibran

  • Hanging Out | Kevin Edward Fitzgerald

    How does my being reflect the light of God that shines within me? How little we know what

    a human life really iseven

    our own. To judge us by

    what we call our actions

    is probably as futile as to

    judge us by our dreams.

    George Bernanos The Diary of a Country Priest

  • Hanging Out | Kevin Edward Fitzgerald

    How does my being reflect the light of God that shines within me? How little we know what

    a human life really iseven

    our own. To judge us by

    what we call our actions

    is probably as futile as to

    judge us by our dreams.

    George Bernanos The Diary of a Country Priest

  • Muneca | Matthew Eisen

    Do I pray for those who live in fear?

    How can I help them with that fear? Imagine what it is like

    for a child to grow up in

    fear. Pray for children

    who do.

    T.G. Wilhelm

  • Muneca | Matthew Eisen

    Do I pray for those who live in fear?

    How can I help them with that fear? Imagine what it is like

    for a child to grow up in

    fear. Pray for children

    who do.

    T.G. Wilhelm

  • Rice Plantation in Hilly Area | Hem JoshiRice Plantation in Hilly Area | Hem Joshi

    How am I taking time to see the beauty in all things? Never lose an

    opportunity of seeing anything

    that is beautiful . . .

    Welcome it

    in every fair face,

    in every fair sky,

    in every fair flower.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Rice Plantation in Hilly Area | Hem JoshiRice Plantation in Hilly Area | Hem Joshi

    How am I taking time to see the beauty in all things? Never lose an

    opportunity of seeing anything

    that is beautiful . . .

    Welcome it

    in every fair face,

    in every fair sky,

    in every fair flower.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Romero Anniversary | Irene Hodgson

    How do I practice reverence for life?

    By having reverence for life, we enter into a

    spiritual relation with the

    world. By practicing rever-

    ence for life, we become

    good, deep and alive.

    Albert Schweitzer

  • Romero Anniversary | Irene Hodgson

    How do I practice reverence for life?

    By having reverence for life, we enter into a

    spiritual relation with the

    world. By practicing rever-

    ence for life, we become

    good, deep and alive.

    Albert Schweitzer

  • School is Out | Keith Klenowski

    What are the small things that make me smile?

    How do I share that joy with those around me? Sometimes your joy is the

    source of your smile, but

    sometimes your smile can

    be the source of your joy.

    Thich Nhat Hanh

  • School is Out | Keith Klenowski

    What are the small things that make me smile?

    How do I share that joy with those around me? Sometimes your joy is the

    source of your smile, but

    sometimes your smile can

    be the source of your joy.

    Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Free to Ski the Alps | Cate Guentter

    What will I do today to move toward my dream? I have a dream that one day

    every valley shall be exalted,

    every hill and mountain shall

    be made low, the rough

    places will be made straight

    and the glory of the Lord

    shall be revealed and all

    flesh shall see it together.

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Free to Ski the Alps | Cate Guentter

    What will I do today to move toward my dream? I have a dream that one day

    every valley shall be exalted,

    every hill and mountain shall

    be made low, the rough

    places will be made straight

    and the glory of the Lord

    shall be revealed and all

    flesh shall see it together.

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Fish in the Streets | Kailyn Cripe

    In what ways do I feel grace in my everyday life, even during periods of prolonged exhaustion or desolation?

    Jesus did not come to explain away suffering and

    remove it. He came to fill

    it with his presence.

    Paul Claudel

  • Fish in the Streets | Kailyn Cripe

    In what ways do I feel grace in my everyday life, even during periods of prolonged exhaustion or desolation?

    Jesus did not come to explain away suffering and

    remove it. He came to fill

    it with his presence.

    Paul Claudel

  • Feliz Navidad | Madeline Broerman

    What qualities do I possess that make me special?

    Every individual has a place to fill in the world

    and is important in some

    respect whether he chooses

    to be so or not.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Feliz Navidad | Madeline Broerman

    What qualities do I possess that make me special?

    Every individual has a place to fill in the world

    and is important in some

    respect whether he chooses

    to be so or not.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Faith | Tai Piazza

    How do I deepen my experience of God?

    I deepen my experience of God through

    prayer, meditation

    and forgiveness.

    Marianne Williamson

  • Faith | Tai Piazza

    How do I deepen my experience of God?

    I deepen my experience of God through

    prayer, meditation

    and forgiveness.

    Marianne Williamson

  • Destitute Daze| Tai Piazza

    What character traits do I value in a person?

    Do I see those traits in myself?

    Character is much easier kept than recovered.

    Thomas Paine

  • Destitute Daze| Tai Piazza

    What character traits do I value in a person?

    Do I see those traits in myself?

    Character is much easier kept than recovered.

    Thomas Paine

  • Doost | Meghan Snyder

    Where do I see God?

    In the faces of men and women I see God.

    Walt Whitman

  • Doost | Meghan Snyder

    Where do I see God?

    In the faces of men and women I see God.

    Walt Whitman

  • Church of the Good Shepherd | Mark Lee