Susan 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.
Advent: We Wait in Joyful Hope!
Most people want to jump directly from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Yet Christmas actually beings – well – on Christmas Day. (That is when we start celebrating “the twelve days of Christmas.”) The period before that – the period we begin today is Advent.
And Advent matters. It is an important period of preparation for the coming of Christ as Christmas. A time of reflection, of penitence, and of preparation.
Instead of rushing right into Christmas, how about spending some time asking ourselves: What will I do during this Advent to give reality to the rule of Immanuel? How will I commit myself – in Advent and every day – to my part in making manifest God’s Kingdom?