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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.

    His Face in My Mirror

    This story is inspired by Luke 7:36–50 and John 12:1–8. I bought that expensive perfumed oil for myself. I don’t think I’m wealthy, but I do have enough money to...

    Reconciling with Distractions

    “God, reveal my hidden flaws to me,” I prayed one evening. Nothing happened. No insights surfaced. “How can I reform my life if I don’t even know my faults?” I...

    Marveling at the Promise

    This story is inspired by Genesis 9:8–15, the first reading for the First Sunday of Lent. “Dad, we’ve got to unpack the ark.” “I know, son. But first I really must...

    The Back Door’s Open

    When I was young, Uncle Lou always came through our unlocked back door calling the traditional Slovak greeting, “Pochválený buď Ježiš Kristus,” which meant, “In the name of the...

    Cobwebs and Cataracts

    Joan had cataract surgery. Overnight she developed all kinds of wrinkles. Well, actually, she simply hadn’t seen them before. With her eyesight improved, looking in her mirror was a...

    Luke Learns from Mary

    In honor of the October 18 feast of St. Luke, let’s listen in to an imagined story by the evangelist. It started with Mary. I first met her during a...