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)

Finding Hope in Forgiveness

It strikes me that anyone searching for hope is likely doing so under less than ideal circumstances. We generally don't go looking for hope when all is smooth and going well. If you're sitting with the sting of tragedy, grief, anxiety, or disappointment - chances are you will find something in these reflections that will… Continue reading Finding Hope in Forgiveness

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

Chocolate Chip Spirituality

It is a good thing that I did not give up cookies for Lent! Last week was Reading Week at Northwestern University, and the Student Advisory Board at the Sheil Catholic Center enthusiastically hosts “study days”, where we dole out an extra dose of Sheil hospitality.  Our volunteers conjure up inordinate amounts of snack food… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Spirituality

Must Read Articles for Catholic Singles

It’s been a busy couple weeks with a string of speaking events in Chicago and Wisconsin, which concluded this past weekend with a talk at the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Parish Leadership Day. I have grown quite accustomed to talking about the single life with other singles.  Parish Leadership Day gave me a chance to view… Continue reading Must Read Articles for Catholic Singles