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  • Spiritual Reading ~ Surrender to Love

    Spiritual Reading ~ Surrender to Love

    February 4, 2019

    I read. I read a lot. I read a lot of different types of books. I read science and science fiction. I read poetry and story. I read theology and historical fiction. Last year I read The Hidden Life of Trees, The Hawk and the Dove series about a 14th-century Benedictine monastery, and Elizabeth Johnson’s […]

  • What Do You Do When You “Fail” as a Spiritual Director?

    What Do You Do When You “Fail” as a Spiritual Director?

    January 21, 2019

    “I held my best friend in my arms as he died from a heroin overdose.” Those were the words my new directee, Chris*, spoke as he introduced himself during our spiritual direction session. He’d just entered the rehab center where I volunteer. It was the first of our weekly meetings that would continue for four months […]

  • Celebrating 25 Years ~ Opening Doors to Formation and Transformation

    Celebrating 25 Years ~ Opening Doors to Formation and Transformation

    November 26, 2018

    Celebrating 25 Years at Dominican Center For generations, Dominicans have paused at periodic crossroads to convene Chapter: a time for reconnecting with our charism, re-examining our mission, setting direction, and electing new Leadership. Sister Barbara Hansen was prioress of our Congregation when she opened Chapter 1999-2000 with these words: Sisters dear, we are responsible for […]

  • Writing Through Anger ~ A Transformational Writing Experience

    Writing Through Anger ~ A Transformational Writing Experience

    October 25, 2018

    If you are someone who writes, you understand transformation can be found when you put pen to paper. Writing is much more than a creative process, if you so choose – it’s a spiritual practice. In October, I facilitated a writing circle where four writers came together to write about anger. The evening began with […]