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.

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...

Stay Hydrated

This morning as I chatted with a parking garage guard at my workplace, he amiably said, “Stay hydrated. It’s hot out there.” As I write this, we are in...

Reimagining What the World Might Look Like

Editor’s note: Throughout July, we’re hosting 31 Days with St. Ignatius, a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality. In addition to the calendar of Ignatian articles found here, posts on dotMagis this month will...

Four Ways Ignatian Spirituality Helps Us Stay on an Even Keel

We live in unsettling times; war, disease, political conflict, and even turbulent weather can feel disquieting. How can we stay on an even keel in the midst of it...

Assuming the Best Intentions While Discerning as a Couple

St. Ignatius wrote many letters, and on occasion I read from a collection of them to learn more about his approach to applying spirituality in a practical way to...