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    Gretchen Crowder

    Gretchen Crowder is the Director of Campus Ministry at Jesuit Dallas and an adjunct faculty member for the University of Dallas. 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. After teaching mathematics for almost a decade, she fully embraced her passion for ministry. She resides in Dallas, TX, with her husband and three sons.

    A Quiet Miracle

    “May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.” —John O’Donohue I recently began the Fourth Week of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. One of...

    Knocking and Persistence

    One Saturday morning, while our sons were playing peacefully inside, my husband and I went out into the front yard to discuss what work we wanted to do next...

    Rare Treasures

    The corpse flower only blooms once every three to ten years. It’s very rare. Well, actually, the plant itself is not rare, just the bloom. That’s the part people...

    Cannonball D

    Editor’s note: Throughout July, we’re celebrating 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 explore...

    Kintsugi and the Divine Potter

    Recently, I started the Spiritual Exercises again, and one of the first readings I reflected on was from Jeremiah. In this passage (18:1–9), God explains how he can rework...

    Leaping into Puddles

    When was the last time you jumped into a puddle? I don’t mean walking into one, gingerly hoping your socks stay somewhat dry. I mean starting about 10 feet back...