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

Uniquely Created: Called and Sent for Mission

I am excited to join Becky Eldredge and friends as a regular contributor to the blog “Into the Deep: Exploring Ignatian Spirituality through the Voices of Women”. This month’s blog series focuses on the ways each of us are uniquely created - formed by God, each with unique gifts, to fulfill the need for love in the… Continue reading Uniquely Created: Called and Sent for Mission

By Waiting and By Calm

  I generally like to think that I’m a patient person. Lately, however, all of this waiting is really trying my patience!  Throughout this period of transition, there has always been something to keep me busy – writing assignments, part-time work, Spanish classes, job searches, preparing reflections for my prayer group, networking dates, trying new… Continue reading By Waiting and By Calm