A Spiritual Academic Life: A Blog

Nature path at the Jesuit Retreat House, a space where the academic and spiritual meet

Nature path at the Jesuit Retreat House, a space where the academic and spiritual meet

I’m an academic. I’m spiritual.

I’m a spiritual academic.

Often times in the academy, we don’t publicly discuss how spirituality informs our academic work and vice versa.

But it does, and this overlap has much to offer.

For me, a spiritual academic life is informed and transformed by a connection with the divine, a meditative/prayer practice, a commitment to diving deep into questioning and slowing down, and being open to how these experiences inform teaching and scholarship.

A spiritual academic life involves fellowship, community, and–perhaps most importantly–listening with intent to people and to the inner self.

As part of my spiritual academic life, I am in training to become a spiritual director while teaching and maintaining my active research agenda.

This blog chronicles this journey.

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