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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.

    Lenten Read-Along: Seeing the Goodness

    I have long admired Gregory Boyle, SJ, whose books I regularly teach in my classes in the Boston College PULSE service learning program. I have had the opportunity to...

    When Anxiety Strikes

    At times, we all can worry about the future. I’m a planner, and so perhaps I am more prone to anxiety than others. If I am going on a...

    Poinsettias and Prayer

    Many people enjoy decorating their homes or offices with poinsettias during the holiday season. Poinsettias, or flores de Nochebuena, are associated with Christmas on the basis of a Mexican...

    Looking Back to Look Forward in Advent

    When my children were younger, we would go on long road trips during the winter holiday from school to visit our families. We’d eagerly pack up our bags, make...

    Yellow Arrows and Discernment

    Several years ago, I was blessed with a chance to walk part of the Camino de Santiago. Each day, we awoke early, put on our heavy backpacks, and started...

    Humility and Thirst for Christ

    This past summer, my area experienced a long drought. On my summer retreat, the usually lush grass was parched, the lilacs looked wilted, and the level of the pond...