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    Gretchen Crowder

    Gretchen Crowder has served as a campus minister and Ignatian educator for the Jesuit Dallas community for the last 15 years. She is also a freelance writer and speaker. She has a B.S. in mathematics and a M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame as well as an M.T.S. from the University of Dallas. She resides in Dallas, TX, with her husband, three boys, and an ever-growing number of pets.

    Silent Night

    I have always loved to sing the hymn “Silent Night.” It is so seared into my brain that I can’t help but hum it when I see the first...

    Getting Out of the “If I Ruled the World” Mindset

    At a recent conference, a fellow Ignatian educator and I were walking to the cafeteria for lunch, caught up in a passionate conversation about all our big, incredible, pie-in-the-sky...

    Three Ways St. Ignatius Was a Leader

    What defines a good leader? I wrestle with this question all the time. When I was in high school, I believed a good leader was charismatic, popular, intelligent, and could...

    All Aspects of Us

    Do you love all the aspects of you? Are you proud of all the parts of who you are? Last week, I introduced myself to my new students as we began...

    Love vs. the Mess

    I’m sitting here writing this post in the midst of absolute chaos. There are three overflowing laundry baskets sitting on the floor just to the right of me. They have...

    I Saw You There

    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...