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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

    Because of the Resurrection

    Now that we have journeyed with Jesus through his Incarnation—even to suffering and death, and then even through to resurrection and new life—what is our response? Here are some wise...

    The Resurrected Christ Appears

    In the Gospels, we have various accounts of the risen Jesus appearing, to: The women at the tomb: Matthew 28:1–8; Mark 16:1–8; Luke 24:1–12; John 20:1–13 The women: Matthew...

    Good Friday Reflection

    A few years ago, I wrote this poem on Good Friday, as I worked around the house and tried to consider Christ's Passion. I hope it adds something to...

    Help My Hurting Heart

    Consider Lent a time for tending wounds. Consider Holy Week a container for your pain, your heartbreak, your disappointment, your anxiety, your grief. Consider these days a time of special communion,...

    The Passion and Holy Week

    This is Holy Week, which is the subject of what the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises call the Third Week. During this week we accompany Jesus through the Last Supper, the...

    An Imagination Encounter with Jesus

    In the previous post, I briefly described various aspects of Jesus' personality and the different roles he plays in the Gospel accounts. I asked that you identify the role...