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    Rebecca Ruiz

    Rebecca Ruiz holds a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and an M.A. from Tufts University. She has worked as an ethnomusicologist, composer, and writer, in academia, and, for the past 14 years, in domestic refugee resettlement in the Diocese of Arlington, VA. She and her husband have two children and live in the Washington, DC metro area. She strives, as St. Ignatius taught, to see God in all things and do “all things for the greater glory of God.”

    Why St. Ignatius Should Be Our Go-To Saint if We Are Suffering or Experiencing Unexpected Changes

    For as long as I can remember, I have appreciated St. Ignatius of Loyola’s spirituality. Almost five years ago, though, I came to appreciate Ignatius in a new way...

    Sharing the Wisdom: What I Learned from a Friend About the Gift of Presence

    I can’t remember exactly when we met her. We had arrived in the snowy tundra in January of my fifth-grade year. I know it was after the permafrost had...

    Joseph’s Fiat

    Every year, at Christmas Eve Mass, a soloist in our parish sings “Joseph’s Song” by Michael Card. The simple melody conveys a sense of wonder, gentleness, and tenderness about...

    Invitations to More

    We have arrived at that time of the year when planners like me make lists upon lists. Right now, I’ve got my final Thanksgiving list going along with my...

    A Completely New Life

    This story is inspired by Luke 13:10–17. Eighteen years! For 18 years, I lived crippled by a spinal problem. It began when I was a little girl and was painless at...

    Seven Ignatian Tips for Moving Forward in Uncertain Times

    I just feel unsettled. I’m undecided. I don’t know what to do. I keep hearing the same sentiments from friends, and I get it. We were all hoping to have moved...