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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.

    The Missing Shoe: Deepening God’s Life in Me

    “Where is my stupid shoe?” I shouted at my bewildered husband. That question burst out of my mouth far more loudly than intended on a Wednesday morning in early March....

    Present with Them in Their Suffering

    Do you know what a night terror is? Before having children, I think I had only seen one on TV. And that glimpse into a screenwriter’s depiction of a...

    A Time to Experience Emotion with Jesus

    I remember the smooth, slippery feel of vinyl seats in the waiting room. I remember the sounds of children climbing all over the large, soft blocks in the middle...

    Exploring the Examen Step-by-Step: Look Toward the Day to Come

    Editor’s note: We conclude our series exploring each of the steps of the Examen. We’re using the Examen version from Jim Manney’s book, A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer. Find the...

    Three Small Changes for a Big Year

    Editor’s note: This week we’ve invited our dotMagis bloggers to reflect on small changes for a big year. Once a year from grade school all the way up through early...

    Imperfect but Hopeful

    I walked into the Sunday evening Mass a few weeks ago with quite the ragtag group of little boys. I had been in and out of the house all...