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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.

    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...

    The Devil in a Piece of Pie

    Waiting for a friend at a local coffee shop, I used my smartphone to read a portion of the first letter of John. God took the initiative to sit...

    God Right Here

    This story is inspired by Matthew 14:22, following the feeding of the five thousand.Jesus made me get into the boat with the other disciples. I didn’t want to go....

    The Dark Night of Seeds

    One of Jesus’ parables about the Kingdom of God depicts us as various types of soil into which the sower plants seeds. I found myself imagining that I was...

    Consolation and Desolation Whiplash

    I used to think that desolation was a state one entered for a long period of time, like Mother Teresa experiencing years of dry prayer. Lately, though, and perhaps...