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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.

    Can I Really Drink This Cup?

    In the Anima Christi prayer, we pray, “Blood of Christ, inebriate me.” I ask to be made drunk with God’s love. Can I really drink this cup? What does...

    Letting Go of the Shades

    I remember the time I was praying silently in the living room very early in the morning, before my little ones were awake. It was prior to my father’s...

    Anger About My Roof

    This story is inspired by Mark 2:1–12.Jesus “returned to Capernaum… it was reported that he was at home.” As I reflected on the Gospel passage, I found myself drawn...

    My Beloved

    My fingers brush the holy water as I enter the church. I’m here for a Gospel meditation, and I linger, imagining the Jordan. Was it shallow or deep, cold...

    Walking with Mary

    Two travelers are on a road in the hill country. One is Mary, who’s thinking: “I’m so excited! The Messiah is coming! I feel as if I could dance...

    Yo-Ho! Yo-Ho! Ignatian Life for Me

    “Let us give thanks for the great treasure of Ignatian spirituality.” Fr. David Ayotte, SJ, led us in prayer, but I didn’t hear the rest of it. I was captured...