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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.

    Following Our Deepest Desires Like the Bees

    Ever since I was a child, I’ve loved honeybees. My grandfather raised them on his retirement farm, and I used to love to help him out at the hives....

    A Morning Offering

    While on retreat this past summer, I spent a good deal of time praying for the grace of indifference and asking for the freedom to align my will more...

    Compost, Dorothy Day, and Transformation

    Last year, we acquired a large compost bin to dispose of many of our leaves, weeds, and food waste. Our backyard compost bin is smelly. It’s stinky. In the...

    Contemplation in Action

    Contemplation in action is about learning how to be, learning how to see, and learning how to love. Learning How to Be Contemplation is first about learning how to be and...

    Wading into the Ocean

    Ignatian spirituality often focuses on being attentive to the nature of our own desires, especially in discernment. Ignatius discovered that following God’s will is not a question of repressing...

    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...