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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 and is the host of Loved As You Are: An Ignatian Podcast. 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.

    Pentecost’s Quiet Whisper

    During this Easter season, I attended a conference of Mission Formation Officers in the Jesuit Schools Network; I was on the organizing committee. As I watched the year-long work...

    Continuing Friendship in the Easter Season

    I have a confession to make. I tend to forget about Jesus around a week or so into the Easter season each year. It is never intentional, but it happens...

    Why Should No One Know About a Miracle?

    Why does Jesus demand people not tell when he heals them? In chapter 11 of The Life of Jesus, Andrea Tornielli tells the stories of two miracles Jesus performed: the...

    When Valentine’s Day Meets Ash Wednesday

    Sometimes it’s easier to invite God into the bad moments than the good ones. I’ve noticed I tend to my friendship with God more intently—this friendship I may have...

    Invitation to Be Bold

    In January 2023, the Lord invited me to hope. At the time, I faced a long journey ahead of rebuilding myself, body and soul, so I was a little...

    Loved as I Am

    For years now, I have been working on accepting and internalizing a particular truth about God: that God loves me as I am, no matter what. This has occupied...