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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.

    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...

    God’s Magnanimous Love and the Suscipe

    When I first discovered Ignatian spirituality more than 15 years ago, I came to it with a deeply rooted belief that what God wanted from me would not necessarily...

    God as Gardener

    I despise gardening! It’s not gardening’s fault, really. It’s mine. I do occasionally try to garden, but every time, it fails miserably. Usually my foray into gardening begins with the sudden...

    Prayer for Sitting Watch with Christ

    Every time I have needed Christ, I have found him waiting patiently for me in a school chapel. The first school chapel I visited regularly to seek Christ’s presence...

    Three Tools for One Step Forward

    During a particularly difficult moment recently, I found myself sitting, head in my hands, at a complete loss. I was faced with an unexpected situation, and I didn’t know...

    God Gives Us an A

    A couple of years ago, I had a student who spent quite a few free periods hanging out in my office. One day, he looked at me and said,...