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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.”

    Breathe Hope

    Pope Francis’s words of wisdom on Christian hope compiled in the book, On Hope, speak almost prophetically to our times: Christian hope…is very important, because hope never disappoints. Optimism disappoints,...

    Opening Doors in Lent

    Editor’s note: This article was written before we started practicing social distancing to avoid the spread of sickness. But the lesson of being compassionate is still timely, if enacted...

    Exploring the Examen Step-by-Step: Give Thanks

    Editor’s note: We continue our series exploring each of the steps of the Examen. We’re using the Examen version from Jim Manney’s book, A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer. We’ll look...

    Bethlehem Moments

    I settled into the chair in the little wallpapered room and admired the candlelit crèche. While I gathered my thoughts, my spiritual director excused herself to pop some bread...

    Savoring the Season

    The crisp morning air greets me as I rush out the door. Gentle rays of sunlight bounce off yellow-draped trees. Fallen leaves crunch underfoot, their sweet scent lingering in...

    To Fight and Not to Heed the Wounds

    We’ve invited our dotMagis bloggers to reflect on the individual lines of the Prayer for Generosity, attributed to St. Ignatius. “To fight and not to heed the wounds.” Who is able to do this? Reflecting...