Claire Dwyer

Claire works for the Avila Foundation as editor of spiritualdirection.com. She writes at eventhesparrow.com and speaks frequently on the topics of saints, spirituality, respect for life, and the mission and vocation of women. She has a passion for helping women see the beauty and possibility in their own interior lives and their unrepeatable place in the Church. Claire has a degree in Theology from Franciscan University and a graduate certification in Spiritual Theology from the Avila Institute. She is the author of “This Present Paradise: A Spiritual Journey with St. Elizabeth of the Trinity.” Most importantly, she has been married for 23 years to her husband Delaney and they have six children: Joseph, John Paul, Mary Grace, Daniel, Gemma, and Justin, all of whom keep them on their toes – and on their knees.

Articles By Claire Dwyer

One-Time Spiritual Direction in a Retreat Setting

“Many of us will have the opportunity to experience one-time spiritual direction while on retreat. It can be valuable, but there are certain cautions that experienced directors offer about what to expect and how to make the best use of that single meeting.” – Claire Dwyer

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St. Gianna’s Retreat Resolutions

 “We get a glimpse into (Gianna’s) emerging spirituality in her notes from an Ignatian retreat that she attended when she was in high school in 1938.” – Claire Dwyer

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The Master Has Need of You

The reading which opens the liturgy for Palm Sunday reminds us that the Lord makes himself dependant on lowly things–and that includes us, Claire Dwyer reflects as we begin Holy Week.

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And Nothing Would Again be Casual and Small

“We have a perfect Author writing our story.  That means that every detail is carefully chosen to advance his plot.  He does not fill pages just to fill pages, and He wastes nothing.” – Claire Dwyer

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