Claire Dwyer

Claire works for the Avila Foundation as editor and contributor of their website spiritualdirection.com. Her work is also featured on various Catholic sites including Catholicmom.com, Endowgroups.org, and The National Catholic Register, and on her own blog, eventhesparrow.com. She speaks frequently on the topics of saints, spirituality, respect for life, and the mission and vocation of women in the Church today. Claire has led a large women’s study group at her Phoenix parish for the last six years and has a passion for helping women see the beauty and possibility in their own interior lives and their unrepeatable place in the Church. She has a degree in Theology from Franciscan University and is now a student in the Avila Institute’s graduate program in Spiritual Theology. Most importantly, she has been married for 22 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

To Light, To Love, To Life

Claire Dwyer nears the end of the series with the death of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity–a powerhouse of intercession for those she leaves below.

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Humility and High Ideals

A powerful letter written by St. Elizabeth of the Trinity before her death explores humility and magnanimity–two words which may seem contradictory but need each other, Claire Dwyer explains.

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Take Up and Read

“Take up and read” the Bible-it’s a daily habit that can’t help but lead to holiness, as St. Elizabeth of the Trinity knew well. Claire Dwyer shares the power of reading scripture in today’s post.

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Teach Us To Pray

Part 33 of This Present Paradise A Series of Reflections on St. Elizabeth of the Trinity (Start with part 1 here.)   When I was a little girl, my parents had a secret language they would use to converse about things in their private grown-up world.  Well, actually, it was Spanish—Dad had been a Spanish

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Motherhood According to the Spirit

A woman’s heart, a woman’s soul is created to be like Mary’s — a refuge, a hiding place, a ‘shelter in which other souls may unfold’ in the words of St. Edith Stein.  Elizabeth was that safe place to fall and to find hope for everyone who knew her. Claire Dwyer continues the series today with a look at spiritual motherhood.

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