Taizé Advent Prayer

I'm so grateful for the opportunity to offer a reflection during the Taizé Advent Prayer service at St. Mary of the Lake last night. Special thanks to Michael Ruzicki, all of our musicians and readers, and everyone who joined us for a beautiful evening of prayer. Below is my reflection. Photo by Mike Labrum on Unsplash For many… Continue reading Taizé Advent Prayer

Darkness Is Not Dark For You

This month our team at “Into the Deep” has been reflecting on nature as a holy teacher. Is there a moment that comes to mind for you - a God moment - when you felt particularly close to God while out in nature? There are so many images of nature in scripture, and Jesus uses… Continue reading Darkness Is Not Dark For You

God is there before our arrival (National Catholic Reporter)

Photo by Olia 💙💛 Gozha on Unsplash Our first task in approaching another people, another culture, another religion is to take off our shoes, for the place we are approaching is holy.  Else we may find ourselves treading on someone else’s dreams; more serious still, we may forget that God was there before our arrival.  (Max Warren, in… Continue reading God is there before our arrival (National Catholic Reporter)

The Only Way Through Is Through

Our current series at Into the Deep explores the qualities of Contemplative Leaders. This series is based on an article from Becky Eldredge over at Ignatian Spirituality.com. Throughout the series, we invite you to consider, “How are you being invited to contemplative leadership?”   This post was a tough one to write. As a writer, I’ve learned to blur… Continue reading The Only Way Through Is Through

My Ignatian Moment: A Change of Heart

Our team of women writers at Into the Deep continue to reflect on the life and spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, as we celebrate 500 years, since the start of Ignatius' spiritual journey! You can find resources for celebrating the Ignatian Year here. Photo by Jamez Picard on Unsplash “Ms. Knobbe, you look the same, but your heart is… Continue reading My Ignatian Moment: A Change of Heart

When The Road Forks: A Difficult Consolation

One of St. Ignatius’s gifts to us is his wisdom about discernment, which all began when he was struck in the leg and severely injured by a cannonball. (Read the whole story from Becky Eldredge!) This month our team of writers at Into the Deep are reflecting on our own "cannonball moments" - times when we have… Continue reading When The Road Forks: A Difficult Consolation