Elizabeth A. Dreyer, author of Making Sense of God: A Woman's Perspective, is general editor of the Called to Holiness series and professor of religious studies at Fairfield University in Connecticut. She lectures widely on Christian tradition, the Holy Spirit, grace and contemporary lay spirituality. Elizabeth was a former campus minister at Marquette and we looked forward to welcoming her back.
The exercises are a pathway to recognizing God's activity in our deepest desires and growing in unity with God. Emerging from the experience of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, the Exercises provide a structured opportunity to mature in spiritual freedom and make choices that are responsive to God's call in one's life.