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    Shemaiah Gonzalez

    Shemaiah Gonzalez is a freelance writer who holds a B.A. in English Literature and a M.A. in Intercultural Ministry. She thrives on moments where storytelling, art, and faith collide. Published on Busted Halo and America Magazine among others, she is obsessed with being well-rounded as she jumps from Victorian lit to Kendrick Lamar, from the homeless shelter to the cocktail party. A Los Angeles native, she now lives in Seattle with her husband and their two sons.

    Seeing Like Jesus

    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...

    Grace at Rock Bottom

    When I converted to Catholicism 15 years ago, a family friend mailed me a copy of The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor with a note that read, “Welcome to...

    Why God Makes Us Wait

    I have heard that God always answers prayer. Sometimes the answer is “Yes.” Sometimes it is “No.” And sometimes it is “Wait.” There was a time when God’s answer to...

    When We Ask for Light

    We pray for light. We want to see what God sees. Or do we? When we pray the Examen, we ask God to shed light on the day and to...

    Relationships and the Examen

    I’ve been lonely lately. This time of COVID has taken a toll on my relationships. Some are not yet comfortable. Some friends have learned to get along without a social...

    Praying the O Antiphons

    “O Emmanuel. O God with us.” This is the “O Antiphon,” one of seven, with which we are most familiar, sung in that marvelous hymn, “O Come, O Come,...