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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

    Two Differences between Forgiveness and Reconciliation

    Sometimes we hesitate to forgive because we think it must automatically include reconciliation. These are two separate processes, and one does not always lead to the other. 1. One person...

    Visual Prayer

    Those of us in the Western world have forgotten a lot of what we once understood about visual pathways. Before written language became the focal point of communication, people...

    God Always Waits for Us

    In the below video, I read a passage from The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis. The excerpt focuses on the theme of God’s patience.

    10 Ways to Begin Well

    Rather than compose elaborate resolutions for the year to come, simply do, in some small way, what you intend to do all year: Say “Thank you” to at least one...

    Going Home: A Pilgrimage

    Have you ever considered going home as a pilgrimage? Maybe you're going back to the hometown of your childhood, or maybe you're going to the town in which you...

    When God Sings through Your Life

    Try to imagine God singing through your soul. God is expressing love, wisdom, beauty, and truth through your specific life. What would God's vocabulary be? What words frequently show up...