Hello and welcome! My name is Samantha and am a Catholic living in Chicago, IL. I am a sometimes a contributor for Catholic publications. I am earning an M.Div and M.A. in social justice at Loyola University Chicago with a passion for serving the underserved and the Church. While a parishioner at St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco, CA, I fell back in love with God, my faith, with St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Jesuits, and felt called into ministry.
I hold a BA in English, theatre, and art history and MS in psychology. My writing reflects my creative passion, my love of the Catholic faith and liturgy, and social justice/human rights. Inspired by the Jesuits, I seek to inspire good: “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam” (“to the greater glory of God”).
All of the scriptures I use either come from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops or the New American Catholic Study Bible. Being a former student of English literature, I love etymology and, therefore, use my Study Bible (and sometimes the OED) to find origins of words used in the biblical texts (Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, and Greek).
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