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    Eric Clayton

    Eric A. Clayton is the deputy director of communications for the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. He has a BA in creative writing and international studies from Fairfield University and an MA in international media from American University. He lives in Baltimore, MD, with his wife and two daughters. Clayton is the author of Cannonball Moments: Telling Your Story, Deepening Your Faith.

    Here There Be Mermaids

    We hadn’t expected mermaids. Unicorns, sure. The queen? Most likely. Knights and jousting and turkey legs—obviously. But mermaids? My daughters were enchanted. “I have a question, Daddy,” the eldest, four-and-a-half, said. “Sure,” I...

    What We Can—And Definitely Can’t—Learn About Gods from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

    It’s easy to forget that Thor is a god. I was reminded of this recently watching the latest installment in the Thor franchise—a crucial piece of the larger Marvel Cinematic...

    Minding the Moss: An Invitation to Selflessness

    We learned quickly not to step on the moss. On the flight to Iceland, one video after another cautioned against committing such a heinous act. There were signs at the...

    What the Sisters of Bon Secours Taught Me About the Spiritual Exercises

    I knew nothing of the Sisters of Bon Secours before moving to Baltimore. It was an Ignatian-inspired retreat that would bring me to the sisters’ beautiful retreat center in Marriottsville,...

    Buttermilk and Cannonballs

    Editor’s note: Throughout July, we’re hosting 31 Days with St. Ignatius, a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality. In addition to the calendar of Ignatian articles found here, posts on dotMagis this month will...

    Eager to Reach Out and Touch Faith

    I was running late for Mass. That’s not terribly uncommon in my life, as getting two little girls out the door early on a Sunday is no easy feat. But...