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I work as a teacher, poet and spiritual director at a number of institutions in the DC area. My teaching focuses in various ways on writing, poetry, Spirituality and Christian vocation and ministry - especially from the point of view of the laity. I also offer classes and retreats encouraging people to explore their inner lives, engage their creativity and reflect on their beliefs about God, vocation, and how we can discern and pursue new ways to transform our broken world. I enjoy speaking of faith in the secular academy as well as reminding those preparing for ministry in the Church that our primary purpose is to love and serve the world beyond the church's doors. I love helping people to grow in faith and to find their own voices, and I also love encouraging them to use their minds. I see no contradiction between these impulses, believing as I do that faith, reason and creativity work together.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Spiritual Practices and the Liturgies of Holy Week

The latest issue of the magazine Faith@Work is devoted to spiritual practices -- "practices to sustain call" as they put it, in their ongoing series on various aspects of the call to discipleship. (It's a good magazine for those who want to reflect in an interdenominational, broad-based spiritual context on how we connect faith and daily life - check it out!) Readers of this blog may find a number of these articles interesting and particularly one called "The Liturgies of Holy Week," part of a work in progress that has been published in pieces here and there, connecting personal story with reflections on faith and practice.

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