dear mentor

Dear Mentor: How do you deal with the stresses of the academy?

Dear Mentor, Whether publishing deadlines, criticism from colleagues, funding cuts, or something else, each of us feels pressure in the academy... more

Dear Mentor: Is there time for Advent?

Dear Mentor, I have always loved observing Advent, but this year I am in grad school and overwhelmed by coursework, research, and all the... more

Dear Mentor: Finding Time for Friendships?

Dear Mentor,  I recently began a faculty position in a new community. My time is filled with new class prep, writing commitments, and setting up... more

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Lent: Emptiness, Fear, and Fullness

For Lent this year, I didn’t give anything up. I don’t drink much coffee. I’m breastfeeding, so I can’t give up meat or dairy without being extremely mindful about my... more
Spiritual Formation

Entering into Lent: A Retreat Guide

Reflection OneInto the PassageRead John 11. Using your holy imagination, place yourself in the passage. more


from the blog

Social Justice for Single People

I’ve been a social justice warrior since midway through the first grade. The “new girl” in my class, who also happened to be blind, was unable to participate in our lunchtime kickball game... more

Making Friends with the Saints: St. Leoba

Leoba may be the most delightful saint you have never heard of. At least, this is how I came to think of her last summer, when I met her in my course readings for Called to Holiness... more

Taking Time Out: My experience sequencing family and career

Discussions over coffee with my younger colleagues often centre on work and family life. Yes, this is still a question as well for many women in Australia in graduate school and post-graduate school... more