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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.

    Buttercups and Prayer

    The other morning, my husband and I were walking at the park, taking in all the sights of plants and flowers and the sounds of birdsong. A large swath...

    Sense Experience in Prayer

    My dog is watchful at the window a good part of the day. He is a mix of German Shepherd and Catahoula Leopard Dog, and from what I understand,...

    Springtime Mini-Retreats

    Spring is upon us, and for many of us, the season also comes with more pleasing temperatures and the growth of new plant life in the natural world. While...

    Look for Signs of Color in Lent

    When I am a good month into Lent, the newness of what I planned to do as a Lenten observance has worn off. Perhaps a month into Lent I...

    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...