Women’s and Gender Studies is Integral to My Vocation

Published Nov 18, 2020 in Blogs, Gender, Religious Life, Sexuality, Spirituality ~ Approx 3 mins

When the women’s and gender department first caught my eye, it was not just a passing, “Oh, look at that.” It was something more. It was the feeling that my mind and heart were on fire. Excited. Hopeful. Joyful. Captivated. Stirred. It felt like confirmation of what I already identified as: a feminist. The experience was what, in Jesuit lingo, we would call “consolation.” The Spirit was moving me. As I continue my studies, I continue to feel God calling me here. Read how all this has unfolded for me and my vocation, and maybe it might illuminate something in yours.

Discerning the Culture: Movies and TV Shows (Part I)

Published Oct 23, 2020 in Discerning the Culture, Film, Pop Culture, Social Media, TV ~ Approx 7 mins

In a time where screens, digital streaming services and social media consumption seem to be the “daily bread”, is there a way to ensure we are discovering God in all of it? This new series gives some practical tips to discern God’s voice in the culture. This edition is part one of how to discern God’s voice in movies and TV shows.

Did You Know? Boring Prayer is Good Prayer.

Published Sep 23, 2020 in Blogs, Spirituality ~ Approx 3 mins

I am far from the only person who has ever been frustrated by prayer in which “nothing happens.” In fact, I hear this quite regularly from people sharing their spiritual lives. We want to experience our prayer as we do almost everything else: productively. We wish to finish a time in prayer feeling that we have accomplished something, learned something, moved forward, or used our time well.