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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.”

    Nine Ways to Fill Your Cup When You’re Running on Empty

    Editor’s note: We’ve been having fun celebrating the 10th anniversary of IgnatianSpirituality.com. The fun continues throughout July with our 10th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration. Bookmark the calendar here. And we’re still...

    Go Forth to Change the World

    My favorite moment of graduation is that moment when the graduate, after receiving the diploma, looks out into the crowd to loved ones with pride and gratitude. In that...

    10 Things to Love About Ignatian Spirituality

    Editor’s note: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of IgnatianSpirituality.com with us. From April through July, we’ll be “Counting the Gifts of Ignatian Spirituality” by bringing you special content on our...

    Contemplating the Passion with St. Ignatius

    In the Third Week of the Spiritual Exercises, we contemplate the Passion of Jesus. St. Ignatius advises us to pray for the grace of compassion—the ability to suffer with...

    Wandering into the Sweetness of Lent

    Recently, I sat down with one of my favorite Gospel passages, Luke 6:27–38. One phrase caught my attention: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure,...

    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...