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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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What the World Needs Now

So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his [beloved] who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose….

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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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Teresa of Ávila

Teresa of Ávila (1515–82) was a Spanish Carmelite nun and reformer, mystic, and  celebrated Christian writer born in Ávila, Spain. At twenty Teresa ran away from home to join the Carmelite Convent of the Incarnation in Ávila. She made her…

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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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Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day (1897–1980), American Catholic social activist, lived a life of radical commitment to the gospel. As a convert to Catholicism, she loved the church deeply but challenged the church to take its own message seriously. Her spirit of nonviolence and…

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Hannah Hurnard

Hannah Hurnard (1905—1990) was a British and American writer most noted for her series of modern Christian allegories. The first, Hinds’ Feet on High Places, draws on holiness doctrine and imagery from the Song of Solomon to tell how Much-Afraid…

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