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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.

    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...

    To Toil and Not to Seek for Rest

    We’ve invited our dotMagis bloggers to reflect on the individual lines of the Prayer for Generosity, attributed to St. Ignatius. When I first met my now-husband, he was about to go on a...

    Shining in Their Smiles

    I consider one of the greatest blessings I have right now to be watching my three little boys grow up. And it is a blessing I take for granted...

    Befriending a Rat

    In our urban backyard, we have a chicken coop constructed just right to fit our five, almost full-grown chickens. My animal-loving family promises me eggs are just around the...

    Introducing Vacation to My Boys—and Embracing Vacation Anew Myself

    A year ago, we had the unexpected gift of taking time off to go as a family to a resort hotel a little north of Houston. It was late...

    Nine Reasons to Embrace Ignatian Discernment

    Editor’s note: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of IgnatianSpirituality.com with us. For 10 weeks, we’ll be “Counting the Gifts of Ignatian Spirituality” by bringing you special content on our website...