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I work as a teacher, poet and spiritual director at a number of institutions in the DC area. My teaching focuses in various ways on writing, poetry, Spirituality and Christian vocation and ministry - especially from the point of view of the laity. I also offer classes and retreats encouraging people to explore their inner lives, engage their creativity and reflect on their beliefs about God, vocation, and how we can discern and pursue new ways to transform our broken world. I enjoy speaking of faith in the secular academy as well as reminding those preparing for ministry in the Church that our primary purpose is to love and serve the world beyond the church's doors. I love helping people to grow in faith and to find their own voices, and I also love encouraging them to use their minds. I see no contradiction between these impulses, believing as I do that faith, reason and creativity work together.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Coming Soon: "This thing Called Poetry": An Anthology of Poems by Young Adults with Cancer

I'm in the final stages of preparing the MS of a lovely anthology of poems by young adults with cancer - i.e., broadly defined, people who received a cancer diagnosis between the ages of 15 and 39.   I've posted a fuller description as a page to the left of this post.  More info to come soon!

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