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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.

    Are We All Elijah?

    When Jesus raised the widow of Nain’s son (Luke 7:11–17), his Jewish listeners must’ve remembered Elijah, who raised a widow’s son during a visit to Zarephath (1 Kings 17:17–24). Life...

    A Fragrance of Love

    The aroma of fresh coffee sends me to bed every night as I lock the doors and my husband grinds the beans for the next morning’s automatically brewed wake-up...

    The Servant’s Healing

    This story is inspired by Matthew 8:5–13, the healing of the centurion’s servant.The sickness? I never saw it coming. All of a sudden: slam. My body felt as if...

    Waking Up to the Risen Jesus

    This story is inspired by the first contemplation in the Fourth Week of the Spiritual Exercises, the apparition of Christ to Mary (#218).Do you know that semiconscious state as...

    Joseph’s Yokes

    In honor of the feast of St. Joseph on March 19, we share this reflection on how Joseph may have influenced Jesus’ teaching example in Matthew 11:28–30. Jesus and I...

    We Never Expected the Transfiguration

    This story is inspired by Luke 9:28–36, the Transfiguration of Jesus.Jesus casually invited three of us on a hike one warm, sunny day. I think Peter, James, and I...