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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

    Sin: The Individual Portrait

    We have begun to consider what sin looks like in the big picture. But that's not enough. Sooner or later, I must take that slow and thoughtful look at...

    Sin: The Big Picture

    Lent is the season during which we consider what it means to be fallen creation, in need of divine help. In Week 3 of our Ignatian Prayer Adventure, we're...

    The History of One Day

    You can look at the day you just lived through, and notice certain things. The physical: What did you see? What did you hear? Taste? Smell? Touch? What was the...

    Finding God in All Things

    The Examen is a simple form for “checking in” daily with God. It's a review of your day, by which you observe how you felt, what you did or...

    Friday’s Reflection: You Are Loved

    During this first week of our Lenten retreat, we have concentrated on what St. Ignatius called the Principle and Foundation. I've referred to this as our essential nature as...

    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...