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SusanProfile3Susan is a spiritual director and has significant experience in giving retreats and other programs of spiritual formation as well as in offering individual spiritual direction. She is the author of Growing in Love and Wisdom: Tibetan Buddhist Sources for Christian Meditation (Oxford 2013) and of the blog, Creo en Dios! She also blogs at Mirror of Justice, a group blog devoted to the development of Catholic Legal Theory. Prior to moving to Minneapolis in 2007, Susan was a member of the adjunct ministerial staff of St. Ignatius Retreat House in New York.  She currently serves as Director of the Office for Spirituality at the University of St. Thomas.

Susan shares her reflections on her journey with God on her blog, in podcasts and videos, in group talks and retreats, and in print and online articles.  To find out where you can hear her in person, take a look at the page of upcoming speaking engagements.

The Christmas Season

As we are cleaning out the leftovers from the Christmas feasts we enjoyed with our families (and are resolving to exercise more and eat less once the holidays are over), it is good to remind ourselves that the liturgical season of Christmas, that began with the vigil Masses on Christmas Eve, does not conclude until the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. We take time during this season to continue our celebration of the birth of Christ into our world and into our hearts, as well as the rest of our salvation story – a story that ends in death and resurrection.

Christmas Day is behind us (at least until next year), but our task of making known the presence of Christ continues, not only during this liturgical Christmas season, but every day of the year. And so we need to continually reflect on the question: What am I doing to reveal Christ in my life?

So, while on one level, I’m jumping the gun with the Ordinary Time picture, on another, I place it here to remind us that the spirit of Christmas should animate us all year long.

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