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    Vinita Hampton Wright

    Vinita Hampton Wright serves as managing editor of the trade books department of Loyola Press. She has written various fiction and non-fiction books, including the novel Dwelling Places with HarperOne, Days of Deepening Friendship and The Art of Spiritual Writing for Loyola Press, and most recently, Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living. Vinita is a student and practitioner of Ignatian spirituality, and from 2009 to 2015 she blogged at Days of Deepening Friendship. For the past few years, she has co-led small groups through the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises. She lives in Chicago with her husband, three cats, and a dog. In her “spare” time these days, she is working on her next novel.

    Vinita's Books

    • Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living
    • The Art of Spiritual Writing: How to Craft Prose That Engages and Inspires Your Readers
    • Daily Inspiration for Women
    • Simple Acts of Moving Forward: 60 Suggestions for Getting Unstuck
    • Days of Deepening Friendship: For the Woman Who Wants Authentic Life with God

    St. Ignatius and Community

    We think of Ignatius alone in his cave in Manresa, doing spiritual battle and learning to discern God’s direction for him. Ignatius was at times overcome by guilt over...

    Three Ways to Recharge in the Summertime

    We can rest and recreate during the summer months, but how about going a step further? How do we recharge ourselves for the months to come? How can we...

    Three Ways to Respond When Life Goes a Different Direction

    After Ignatius of Loyola gave his life to God’s service, he imagined that he should go to Jerusalem to pray and do penance, make pilgrimage to the sites of...

    Minding Our Thought Patterns

    In St. Ignatius’s second set of rules for discernment—the rules pertaining to more subtle discernment, what we might call advanced discernment—he addresses, in rules 5 and 6, how we...

    Ignatius at University: Finding His Tribe

    Each of us grows up and goes searching for our tribe. Our tribe is the group of people with whom we most easily relate. I could call this “community,”...

    Looking Back on Prayer

    We can look back on prayer in more than one way. Judge what is most helpful for you at this time. Prayer at Different Life Stages Look back on how prayer...