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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

    Knowing Jesus of Nazareth

    A major feature of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is our focus on knowing Jesus and relating to him personally. Each person comes from a unique background, family,...

    What Is Worth Your Desire?

    The Spiritual Exercises ask us to look at Christ and what he stands for. We're instructed to imagine him as a good king who brings his forces against the...

    Desire and Decision

    Sometimes the Christian journey is framed in terms of making a decision, a commitment, to follow Jesus and his way. But we don't live strictly by decisions, acts of...

    Reflection Video: Jesus the Child

    Today, think of Jesus as an infant, as a child learning, as a child with life's window opening up before him. Watch the video below for the complete reflection on...

    A Twelve-Year-Old, Where?

    There's so much to contemplate on during this part of the Spiritual Exercises. This week we consider Jesus' birth and presentation in the temple (for naming and circumcision), also...

    If Jesus Were Born Today

    It's easy to distance ourselves from the birth of Jesus. After all, it happened more than 2,000 years ago, and it happened in a place quite different from where...