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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.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A lovely post on a spiritual practice for dark times

Just want to give a "shout out" and provide a link to what I think is a quite beautiful post on today's episcopal cafe by a former student. I love the way he describes the blessing that the practice of spiritual direction has been to so many of us -- and the way that his use of the traditional practice of the daily "examen" opens a way through times of darkness. Check it out!

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