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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

    A Different Kind of Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving will be different this year. As I write this, in early November, the United States is experiencing a new and frightening spike in the number of confirmed COVID-19...

    Childhood Joy

    What did you enjoy when you were a child? Are you involved, in any way, with this joy today? Could you make some room for this deep-down joy? Enjoy this...

    Remember Other Pilgrims

    You’re not the only pilgrim on this path. So, when toils and troubles become overwhelming, find a spot at the roadside, and sit for a while and remember those...

    Finding God in Our Desires

    In the world I have known, the American Midwest, the word desire has been used too often in the context of lust and sex. And yet, desire is such...

    What Gives Joy

    Pay attention to what gives you joy. These gifts of joy are meant to help us during times of desolation. Use them when you need them. Enjoy this video excerpt...

    Prayer with Open Hands

    I’m going to begin with a daring statement: many of us Christians have approached prayer more as a transaction than a conversation. I grew up with the mindset that...