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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

    Does God Have a Plan for Your Life?

    I grew up in a religious subculture that was very certain about who God was and how God operated. Very often I heard, “God loves you and has a...

    Our Essential Nature

    Christian spirituality in general and Ignatian spirituality in particular operate from an overarching assumption. We believe that humanity has inherent purpose. That purpose fueled our very creation. God desires our...

    The Grace We Need

    No matter how pure our motives and how flawless our discernment process, we depend on God's grace ultimately to help us make not only good choices, but the best...

    Four Strategies for Discernment

    In the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, there are various “rules for the discernment of spirits”—what we would simply call principles of wise discernment. Included in these rules are...

    How Does Hope Shape Us?

    A driving dynamic of Advent is hope. If we had nothing to hope for, there would be no point to this season. The original hope was for a child...

    On the Edge

    Many of us live on a religious edge. We are part of the church—the universal Body of Christ—but our connection to a local congregation has been disrupted. Or our...