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    Loretta Pehanich

    Loretta Pehanich is a Catholic freelance writer and author of Fleeting Moments: Praying When You Are Too Busy. Loretta has six years experience as a spiritual director and was trained in giving the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. She is also a workshop presenter and retreat leader on Ignatian spirituality and prayer. Loretta is a founder of Women’s Ministry at St. Francis in Sacramento, CA. With more than 20 years in ministry, including Christian Life Community (CLC) and small group leadership, Loretta is an expert in being busy. She and her husband Steve have four children and 10 grandchildren.

    Pandemic Blessings for the Church

    “We’re driving the car while building it,” the old saying goes. It’s true of our pandemic times. We’re teaching one another how to use video chats, learning to share...

    Imagining Mary’s Moments Before the Assumption

    Mary speaks on only four occasions in Scripture, and her last recorded words are, “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5) In the tradition of Ignatian contemplation, I imagine...

    God in My Grandchildren

    Editor’s note: Throughout July, we’re celebrating 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 explore...

    Ask the Sacred Heart

    Alone in the dimly-lit living room, I craned my child-sized neck up toward a shelf with a small drawer under it. A votive candle cast a moving shadow on...

    The Bystander

    In a time of pandemic, temptations arise to live out anger and judgment of others. We want things to be different. How can I react to strong emotions from...

    Thomas Experiences Joy

    This post is based on Week Eight of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure and inspired by John 20:24–29. I’d gone out for provisions. They were afraid to go. On my return...