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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

    Love As If . . .

    Love as if loving is the first thing on your to-do list. Love as if you have no other plan but to love. Love as if you are confident that love...

    Exploring the Examen Step-by-Step: Review the Day

    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 at a different...

    Wonderful People

    If you follow Jesus of Nazareth, then you will come to know others who follow him. This means that a lot of wonderful people will bring joy to your...

    Small Changes for a Big Year: Explore the Mess

    Be brave and look carefully at the messiness in your life. Enjoy this video excerpt from Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living. Make 2020 your best...

    Small Simple Ways: Keys to an Open Soul

    This post is part of the Advent retreat, “Small Simple Ways to Open Mind, Heart, and Spirit.” Watch the retreat introduction video here. The posts for previous weeks of this...

    Small Simple Ways to Open Your Spirit to God During Advent

    This post is part of the Advent retreat, “Small Simple Ways to Open Mind, Heart, and Spirit.” Watch the retreat introduction video here. During this week of Advent, let’s ponder...