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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.”

    Peter Faber and the Heart Space

    Ignatius Loyola and Peter Faber were students together at the University of Paris, roommates in fact. Peter tutored Ignatius in Aristotle, and Ignatius tutored Peter in spirituality. Faber already...

    Shattered Tomato and Dripping Rain

    We had been having torrential downpours all day. I usually love the sound of the rain, but there is one sound that I don’t like: Drip. Drip. Drip. It’s really...

    Praying Bravely at Pentecost

    In the Pentecost account (Acts 2:1–11), the Holy Spirit doesn’t sprinkle down like a gentle rain; it comes “like a mighty rushing wind.” I think about what we do...

    Can I Really Tell God How I Feel?

    I was talking with a friend the other day, and she said, “I am so sad and angry and disappointed that I just can’t pray! I feel too much...

    Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Lent Before It’s Gone

    The general consensus is that it’s been difficult to engage with Lent this year, because the entire year has felt like a never-ending Lent. Many feel distracted. Most are...

    The Miracle of the Eight Dresses and Other Memories

    My “Grammie Margie” was like a butterfly that spreads joy throughout the garden. Her garden was the entire town, and she touched the lives of everyone in it. When...