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    Michelle Francl-Donnay

    Michelle Francl-Donnay is the mother of two 20-something sons, a professor of chemistry, an adjunct scholar at the Vatican Observatory, and a regular contributor to Philadelphia Archdiocese’s CatholicPhilly.com, where she writes about the joys and struggles of trying to live a contemplative life in the midst of everyday chaos. Michelle blogs at Quantum Theology.

    Holding God Close at Hand

    This is a guest post by Michelle Francl-Donnay for Week Four of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure.I've been people watching all week—as prayer. Dan Ruff, SJ's reflection on praying with...

    Mirrors of Dangerous Grace

    This is a guest post by Michelle Francl-Donnay for An Ignatian Prayer Adventure.I have a favorite mirror, which thankfully is not in my house. In it, I see myself...

    Speak, Lord

    This is a guest post by Michelle Francl-Donnay for Week Three of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure.I have a playlist on my computer called “Silence.” It's not John Cage's infamous...

    Praying in Strange Places

    This is a guest post by Michelle Francl-Donnay for Week Two of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure.I have been traveling this week, eating and sleeping—and praying—in strange places. I spent...

    Beginning My Ignatian Prayer Adventure

    This is a guest post by Michelle Francl-Donnay, as she begins An Ignatian Prayer Adventure.I am standing in front of the chair in my study, the materials for this...