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    Marina Berzins McCoy

    Marina Berzins McCoy is a professor at Boston College, where she teaches philosophy and in the BC PULSE service learning program. She is the author of The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness and Wounded Heroes: Vulnerability as a Virtue in Ancient Greek Philosophy. She and her husband are the parents to two young adults and live in the Boston area.

    Fasting as an Act of Love

    When we think about the season of Lent, we often consider practices of fasting, prayer, and increased almsgiving. The Catechism says that although fasting is intended as an act...

    Light in Ordinary Time

    A family member recently remarked to me that now that New Year’s celebrations are over, and both Christmas and seasonal fall activities are over, it’s harder to imagine getting...

    Advent Light

    Advent readings often focus on the theme of light in the midst of darkness, picking up on the words of Isaiah: “The people walking in darkness have seen a...

    Lessons in God’s Presence from a German Shepherd

    We recently adopted a new dog, a German Shepherd around two years old. He is a shelter dog and was previously in at least two homes before he landed...

    Window of Quiet Prayer

    As I have grown more fully into middle age, I find that my prayer has become much quieter. Years ago when I was first introduced to Ignatian imaginative prayer,...

    Storing up the Water of Consolation

    This summer on retreat I spent much time praying while sitting on large rocks off the northeast Atlantic Ocean. The wildlife is abundant there, with a wide variety of...