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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. Eric writes Story Scraps on Substack. He lives in Baltimore, MD, with his wife and two daughters. Clayton is the author of Cannonball Moments: Telling Your Story, Deepening Your Faith and My Life with the Jedi: The Spirituality of Star Wars.

    Signs of Peace

    This post is based on Week Six of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. We’ve become all too familiar with images of war, violence, and destruction. We see cities turned to rubble...

    Princess Parties and the Call of Christ the King

    This post is based on Week Five of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. “Today is Snow White’s birthday.” This, out of the blue, unprompted, and in the middle of breakfast. My wife...

    Our Presence Is Enough

    This post is based on Week Four of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. We had only been home for a handful of hours. We were groggy and grumpy and anxious. And...

    Darth Vader and the First Week of the Spiritual Exercises

    This post is based on Week Three of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. There’s a scene in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi that neatly sums up a key theme of...

    Confetti All Around

    This post is based on Week Two of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. Cards from my parents should come with a warning: “Proceed with caution.” It doesn’t matter the occasion—birthdays, Valentine’s...

    Rigid or Rearranged?

    This post is based on Week One of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. My collection of Star Wars LEGO sets has increased about 400%—an unintended, though not altogether unwanted, side effect...