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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.

    Three Attitudes That Can Help Us Celebrate for 50 Days

    It’s the end of the semester where I teach, and while there are many goodbyes, there are also many invitations. There are invitations to the final meetings for student...

    Living Our Way into Easter Joy

    I’m often struck by friends who note how much harder it can be to “feel” Easter than to experience Lent. Somehow the reflection on sin and suffering comes more...

    Where Have We Not Yet Surrendered Our Lives to God?

    Many of us give up something as part of a Lenten fast. Fasting helps us in our almsgiving in having more to give away to others, serves as a...

    Lenten Meditation 2: The Lie at the Heart of Human Sinfulness

    The lie at the heart of human sinfulness is that we can gain control of our existence by some action of our own and that God does not want...

    Receptivity to God’s Love

    The readings for the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord concern receptivity to God’s gifts. Isaiah’s words invite the thirsty to “come to the water” and promise those...

    Mary as a Model of Indifference

    In many discussions of Ignatian indifference by Jesuit colleagues, the paradigmatic stories revolve around leaving behind jobs, projects, and relationships for the sake of mission. But I struggle to...