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Susan Muto

Susan Annette Muto (b. 1942)  is executive director of the Epiphany Association and dean of the Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Muto has lectured and written extensively in the field of spiritual reading and more recently in…

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Catherine of Genoa

Catherine of Genoa (1447–1510) was an Italian mystic. Born Caterina Fieschi, she was a simple, quiet, intelligent girl and a person of deep piety and prayer. At thirteen she tried to enter the convent but was denied due to her…

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Clare of Assisi

Clare of Assisi (ca. 1193–1253) was the founder of the Second Order of Francis, the Poor Clares. Clare was born during the time of the Crusades in the age of the Holy Roman Empire. Educated, attractive, and wealthy, she seemed…

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Linda Douty

Linda Douty is an author, retreat leader, and spiritual director who leads workshops on topics ranging from aging and personal growth to spiritual formation. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee. A Conversation with Linda Douty 1. Tell us a little bit about…

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Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179), a German Benedictine nun and mystical writer/composer, was a woman of tremendous authority and influence within the Roman Catholic Church and the politics of her time. She was “rediscovered” in the late twentieth century after more than eight…

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